Wigan road closed after 800 litres of hazardous substance leaks from container

Emergency services were called when hundreds of litres of a hazardous substance spilled onto a Wigan road.

Tuesday, 3rd August 2021, 12:31 pm
Updated Tuesday, 3rd August 2021, 12:32 pm

Firefighters from several stations rushed to Kilshaw Street in Pemberton on Tuesday morning after receiving a report of the incident.

Police officers helped with the closure of the road and motorists were diverted.

A fire service spokesman said: "At around 8.15am today firefighters were called to reports of a hazardous substance spill on Kilshaw Street, Pemberton. The incident involved an industrial container which had leaked approximately 800 litres onto the road.

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“Four fire engines from Bury, Hindley and Wigan were quickly at the scene. Fire crews worked to swiftly make the scene safe, including containing the spill and closing a section of the road with support from colleagues at Greater Manchester Police."

The firefighters spent two hours there and the road has since reopened.

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Kilshaw Street in Pemberton was closed as firefighters worked. Pic: Google Street View