UPDATE: Traffic chaos as fallen power cables close A27 Lewes

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There is traffic chaos around Lewes today (July 5) after fallen power cables closed the A27.

The road is now expected to remain closed until around 4pm.

The A27 in Lewes is closed and there are delays around the Ashcombe roundabout and Southerham roundabout because of a fallen power cable.

Traffic is being diverted into Lewes town centre, although lorries are not allowed to use this route.

Police were called to the scene shortly before 9am today and motorists are advised to find alternative routes if possible.

A spokesman for Sussex Police said UK Power Network is at the scene attempting to fix the issue.

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