RIVER levels in and around Crawley have risen overnight after more heavy rain.
A flood alert remains in place for Ifield Brook and the Upper River Mole, Furnace Green, Ifield, Maidenbower, Copthorne and Lowfield Heath.
Bewbush Drive is closed near to the Coxcomb Walk end of the playing fields but some people are still attempting to drive through.
Gusts of wind up to about 50mph were expected on Friday evening.
A woman in her 50s has died following an explosion at a house in Crawley.
Police were called to the house in Banks Road on Tuesday afternoon following the explosion, and do not believe it was deliberate.
Damage was confined to the interior of the house, and as far as is known, no other properties in the street were affected.
Local Flood Warning Issued
A Flood Warning has been issued for Friday as a combination of high tides, strong winds and large waves will bring a coastal flood risk around southern england.
People are advised to stay up to date with the latest severe weather warnings so they know what is instore
For up to date information on impacts within West Sussex please visit the West Sussex Severe Weatherwebpage.
Adult Social Care Strategic Director leaves council
Surrey County Council announced that the strategic director of Adult Social care, Sarah Mitchell, has left the council
David Hodge, the leader of the council has said she has personally led the transformation of adult social care
Sarah Mitchell said she was proud to have worked for Surrey for the last five years
25 motorists were charged with drink-related driving offences in Sussex over the Christmas period.
In the six days between Christmas Eve and 29 December, 38 people were arrested across the county with 25 of them charged and seven bailed.
Sussex Police would also wish to remind people that though the Christmas festivities are now over, they are being as vigilant as ever in trying to keep the roads free of dangerous and drink drivers and still need your help.
To report anyone driving antisocially visit www.operationcrackdown.co.uk.
If you know someone is driving after drinking or taking drugs call 999.