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Diesel spill alert on A140

PUBLISHED: 13:13 19 December 2001 | UPDATED: 11:04 03 March 2010

FIRE crews were today dealing with a massive diesel spill on a busy Suffolk road after an accident involving two lorries.

The crash happened at around 10am on the southbound carriageway of the A140 at Creeting St Mary.

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FIRE crews were today dealing with a massive diesel spill on a busy Suffolk road after an accident involving two lorries.

The crash happened at around 10am on the southbound carriageway of the A140 at Creeting St Mary.

Firefighters from Needham Market and Stowmarket were called in to try to stem the flow as 800 litres of the fuel leaked onto the blocked road. They left the scene just after 11.15.

Police set up road diversions and closed the road in both directions at the Stonham crossroads and the Environment Agency has been informed.

A police spokesman said that the two lorries had collided with one of them jack-knifing into a hedge … a fully loaded vehicle with a trailer which was carrying a load of newsprint.

At 12.30 a specialist crane was brought in to lift the two lorries away from the road.

One of the drivers is believed to have sustained minor injuries.


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