TRAFFIC is reported to be moving slowly on the A3259 in Monkton Heathfield due to a tree branch which fell on a car earlier this afternoon.

Two women, including an 80 year-old passenger, have been checked over for injuries, and are unhurt, after the branch fell on the silver Volvo they were travelling in, in the roadworks area.

A police spokesman said: "We received the call at around 4.40pm.

"The council has been on the scene and cleared the tree. The vehicle has been recovered to a safe place."