A140 re-opened after chemical leak

A SUFFOLK road was temporarily closed today following a chemical leak.

A SUFFOLK road was temporarily closed today following a chemical leak.

The incident took place at the junction of the A140 and the A143 near Eye at around 9.30am.

Emergency services were called following reports that a vehicle had leaked a small amount of sodium hydroxide on the carriageway.

The road closure, enforced by police as a precaution, caused delays to motorists.

Fire crews from Eye, Stowmarket, Needham Market and Bury St Edmunds helped in the clean-up operation, which involved washing the chemical from the road surface.

Sodium hydroxide can cause chemical burns and scarring if it comes into contact with skin.