Road in a pickle after vinegar spill

FIREFIGHTERS have been called to deal with a chemical spillage in Ipswich.

FIREFIGHTERS have been called to deal with a chemical spillage in Ipswich.

Emergency services went to the scene at Cliff Road, near the junction of Toller Road, at 10.15am following reports of a collision involving a lorry, which caused a leak of acetic acid from some drums on board.

Acetic acid is an organic acid which gives vinegar its smell and taste.

Fire crews from Princes Street and Colchester Road are in attendance, as well as three specialist chemical vehicles from Haverhill, Holbrook and Woodbridge.

A crew from the East of England Ambulance Trust was called as a precaution, but no one was injured in the incident.

Cliff Road, Toller Road, Holywells Road and Patteson Roadwere all closed while the incident was being dealt with and they were reopened at 12.35pm.