Lorry and car crash leaves A46 covered in fuel - The Leamington Observer

Lorry and car crash leaves A46 covered in fuel

Laura Kearns 11th Apr, 2017 Updated: 11th Apr, 2017   0

A CRASH between a lorry and car caused a ‘serious’ oil spillage on the A46.

Drivers faced hour-long queues as emergency services worked to clear the incident, which happened at around 5am on Tuesday (April 11).

The crash on the southbound stretch between Stoneleigh and Leamington, saw two lanes closed and the road covered in oil. Crews confirmed the lorry was carrying approximately 800 litres of diesel in the tank and around 50 litres of that leaked onto the carriageway.

A spokesman told the Observer: “Warwickshire Police received a report of a collision on the A46 near junction 4.

“The collision resulted in a fuel spillage on the road.

“Warwickshire Police conducted a rolling closure of the A46 southbound while recovery and clean up of the fuel was completed.

“The collision was between a lorry and a car, at this time there are no reports of injuries.”

The A46 has now been fully re-opened.

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