A power line was torn down last night on the M23, near Junction 9 for Gatwick and Crawley.
The motorway will be closed for a number of hours as emergency crews attend to the site and attempt to repair the damage.
The M23 is temporarily closed in both directions between J9 Gatwick to J8 M25, due to a high voltage cable coming down 1/2
— Gatwick Airport LGW (@Gatwick_Airport) 2 February 2017
— West Sussex Highways (@WSHighways) 2 February 2017
According to Highways England, UK Power Network and the Highways Agency are in attendance.