Published: July 24, 2012
Large fuel spill brings Highbridge rush-hour traffic to a halt on A38

The busy A38 through Highbridge was partially closed for almost two hours on Monday evening (July 23rd) following a mystery fuel spill.

Burnham fire crews were called to the busy Huntspill Road where more than 30 litres of fuel was found across the carriageway, making the surface hazardous for road users.

Long queues of traffic built up around the scene, which was cordoned off during the busy evening rush hour.

Police diverted motorists around the scene from just before 5pm, as pictured.

A fire spokesman told "Fire crews reported over 30 litres of diesel on the road. They used environmental packs to soak up the spillage."

The County Council's highways team also attended with sand while police from Burnham-On-Sea diverted traffic around the scene. A spokesman said it was unclear whhow ere such a large quantity of fuel had been spilt.


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