A14 re-opens after chemical spillage causes closure for much of the morning - 20 fire fighters attend the incident
PUBLISHED: 14:15 08 March 2017 | UPDATED: 14:15 08 March 2017
Fire crews have left the scene of a chemical spillage that closed the A14 today. The road has re-opened.
Hundreds of motorists were held up for several hours after the spillage on the A14 at St Ives.
A fire service spokesman said; “We thank the travelling public for their patience and apologise for any inconvenience.” The spillage was found to be non-hazardous.
More than 20 firefighters, including crews from Cambridge, St Neots, Huntingdon and Papworth, along with the water carrier from Ramsey and a hazardous materials unit attended the incident.
Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used a specialist kit provided by the Environment Agency to cover the drainage in the immediate area to ensure there was no contamination of water.
The crews took a sample of the chemical and tested it at the scene and found it to be non-hazardous.
The A14 was closed westbound during the incident as a precaution while the incident was ongoing.
The crews returned to their stations by 12.20pm