Busy Leamington road re-opens following chemical leak - The Leamington Observer

Busy Leamington road re-opens following chemical leak

Leamington Editorial 10th Sep, 2017 Updated: 10th Sep, 2017   0

A CHEMICAL leak saw part of a busy Leamington road closed off overnight on Saturday.

Police received a report of a strong chemical smell  in the Tachbrook Road area, following an ammonia leak from a nearby factory,  around 7pm on Saturday.

The immediate area by the Tachbrook Park industrial estate  was cordoned off as a precaution and West Midlands Ambulance Service and Warwickshire Fire and Rescue attended.

No injuries were  reported but local residents were advised to close all windows and doors to minimise any potential exposure.


Warwickshire Fire and Rescue safely completed the containment of the chemical, and the road re-opened around 8.30am this morning.

A police spokesman said: “The risk to the public is very low and there are not expected to be any ill effects, however the residual odour of ammonia may remain in the area for the rest of the day. If there are any health concerns please contact 111 for advice.

“We would like to thank the local community for their patience and understanding whilst we and our partners, safely resolved the incident.”





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