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Traffic mayhem this morning as wet weather brings accidents across Crawley

Slow down and keep your distance from the car infront is the morning message as delays occur across Crawley.

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Traffic was held back on the A2011 to allow for the recovery truck to work.

The A2011, Crawley Avenue was closed westbound this morning following an accident.

Police had to close the road in order for a recovery truck to be able to work.

This has had a knock on effect across the area heading right back to the A264 near Felbridge.

The M23 did not escape either as both the A2011 accident and one on the A23 near Handcross meant traffic was stationary northbound from Pease Pottage up to Junction 10.

With more wet weather forecast for the rest of the day drivers are being asked to take extra precaution and keep their speeds down.

There are also multiple reports of flooding across the town, particularly on Hazelwick Avenue.

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Crawley student heading for the Olympics

Anton Adewale a Crawley student at Thomas Bennett Community College who attends Pegasus Gymnastics Club in Maidstone has received some exciting news.

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After many years of training and hard work, gymnast Anton has been selected for the Team GB TOP Junior Squad.

The Olympic Programme (TOP) is world class and Anton will be attending 8 camps a year at Lilleshall which is a national sports centre.  Anton will be training alongside world class gymnasts from the Men’s Artistic GB Senior Team.

Anton has been training since just 6 years old and his immense dedication and commitment to gymnastics has resulted in his success. 

Supported by his family and Thomas Bennett Community College his dreams of reaching the Olympics are looking hopeful.

The Head Teacher at Thomas Bennett Community College, Stuart Smith says:

“The whole school take pride in Anton’s achievements. This is a significant accomplishment for a young person.  We are delighted to support Anton and look forward to hopefully seeing him join Team GB at the Olympics in the future”.

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