Coronavirus: ‘Dangerous’ A23 graffiti urges people to ‘stay at home’

Graffiti painted on the A23 two miles north of Pyecombe urged people to stay at home.

Tuesday, 24th March 2020, 1:07 pm
Sign painted on the road. Picture: Eddie Mitchell
Sign painted on the road. Picture: Eddie Mitchell

The message, on the northbound lanes, reflected the nationwide call for people to stay at home to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak.

A spokesman for Highways England, which is responsible for this road, said: “This is extremely dangerous as the A23 is a busy road and the perpetrator is not only risking their own lives but also those of people using the A23.

“We advise the people responsible for this to stop immediately and stay at home themselves.

On the A23. Picture: Eddie Mitchell

“The paint used is very poor quality, is wearing quickly and will disappear with wear and rain. Our maintenance teams are observing the signs and will close the road to remove them if necessary.”