Motorists in the SUSY Radio area have recently had to contend with unprecedented rainfall and winds making driving extremely hazardous, and the Met Office warns that there is a risk of further heavy rainfall for South and South East England.
SUSY listeners are advised to keep informed of the latest warnings broadcast during our programmes, and on our Facebook and website pages, and police ask motorists to take extra special care when driving in these conditions.
Current information on flood warnings can also be found on the Environment Agency website
This video taken by our Neil Munday at the A22 Byers Lane junction, where water was up to 3 feet deep in places, is typical of the hazards being experienced at the current time.
Check Your Windscreens, say Surrey Police
Surrey Police are asking people to be careful when driving in the recent turbulent weather and to check their windscreens before travel
At least one accident on Sunday was caused by the driver failing to clear the ice of their window
Meanwhile the environment agency are asking people to check their website to find out if they or their family live in a flood risk area.
In their FA Cup third round match on Saturday, Crystal Palace beat West Brom 2-0. Despite only having 44% of the possession, goals from Dwight Gayle in the 23rd minute and Marouane Chamakh in stoppage time ensured the Eagles progression to round 4 where they’ll play either MK Dons or Wigan.
Crawley Town didn’t have a match this weekend, but they have a busy week ahead with a second round FA cup replay on Wednesday against Bristol Rovers at the Broadfield stadium.
The weather took its toll on the rest of the local matches, with Horley Town’s 5-3 defeat at Epsom the only other game that took place.
Crawley Fire Death Woman Named
The investigation into the death of a woman in her home in Crawley on New Year’s Eve has revealed her as 51-year-old Maria Woodhead.
The exact cause of her death is not certain but forensic scientists have established that there was not an explosion as first thought, but that a small fire, contained within one room at the house, may have caused Miss Woodhead’s death.
Crawley MP welcomes news of School Funding
Crawley MP, Henry Smith, has welcomed the news that the Government has announced an extra £2.35 billion for more school places.
This means that between 2014 and 2017 schools in West Sussex will receive over £28 million.
This move comes as rising birth rates mean there is huge demand for more school places.