A66(M) near Darlington closed to traffic after overturned lorry causes chemical spillage

Darlington and Stockton Times: OVERTURNED LORRY: The scene on the A66(M), where a chemical spillage has caused the road to close OVERTURNED LORRY: The scene on the A66(M), where a chemical spillage has caused the road to close

POLICE, firefighters and environment experts are attending the scene of a chemical spillage which has closed a busy North-East road.

An articulated lorry overturned on the A66(M) near Darlington at about 4.20pm this evening (Friday, January 10)

The spill has closed the A66(M) eastbound, between the A1(M) at junction 57 and Bland's Corner, in Darlington.

Fire engines from Darlington and Bishop Auckland have been dealiong with the spillage, and appliances from North Yorkshire were also sent to the scene as backup.

The lorry has come to rest on an island near the turn-off to the nearby village of Stapleton.

Environment Agency officials are helping with the clean-up of a corrosive substance which has spilled onto the carriageway.

Traffic approaching the roundabout on the A66(M) is being diverted by police, who say the road is expected to be closed until at least midnight

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5:13pm Fri 10 Jan 14

for30001 says...

Professional driver!!!!!
Professional driver!!!!! for30001
  • Score: -12

7:23pm Fri 10 Jan 14

Jackaranda says...

for30001 wrote:
Professional driver!!!!!
Yes, another imbecile with an HGV licence.
[quote][p][bold]for30001[/bold] wrote: Professional driver!!!!![/p][/quote]Yes, another imbecile with an HGV licence. Jackaranda
  • Score: -11

7:44pm Fri 10 Jan 14

Paulbo says...

Can someone please explain why the police sent us the wrong way around the roundabout and back down the A1M to Barton when they could of sent us a little further around the roundabout which was still well away from the crash and straight into town. Not very environmental friendly Darlington Police.
Can someone please explain why the police sent us the wrong way around the roundabout and back down the A1M to Barton when they could of sent us a little further around the roundabout which was still well away from the crash and straight into town. Not very environmental friendly Darlington Police. Paulbo
  • Score: -6

12:18pm Sat 11 Jan 14

swissball says...

Jackaranda wrote:
for30001 wrote:
Professional driver!!!!!
Yes, another imbecile with an HGV licence.
Idiots !!
[quote][p][bold]Jackaranda[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]for30001[/bold] wrote: Professional driver!!!!![/p][/quote]Yes, another imbecile with an HGV licence.[/p][/quote]Idiots !! swissball
  • Score: -4

12:53pm Sat 11 Jan 14

Jackaranda says...

swissball wrote:
Jackaranda wrote:
for30001 wrote:
Professional driver!!!!!
Yes, another imbecile with an HGV licence.
Idiots !!
Yes they are, and imbeciles to boot!
[quote][p][bold]swissball[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jackaranda[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]for30001[/bold] wrote: Professional driver!!!!![/p][/quote]Yes, another imbecile with an HGV licence.[/p][/quote]Idiots !![/p][/quote]Yes they are, and imbeciles to boot! Jackaranda
  • Score: 0

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