Road closed in Nelson after diesel spillage

A road in Nelson was closed this afternoon after an articulated tractor had a diesel spillage.

Firefighters were called to Regent Street just after 3-30pm and they worked in liaison with the Environment Agency and United Utilities to clear the spillage.

Equipment deployed included a polyboom to contain the diesel,mats, environment pack and sand to control the leak.

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Crews were at the scene for two-and-a-half-hours.

Firefighters spent two and half hours dealing with a diesel spillage in Nelson this afternoon.