Major diesel spill after lorry crashes into wall

PUBLISHED: 11:49 08 August 2017 | UPDATED: 11:53 08 August 2017

The fire service was called at 9.32am to Cheddar.

The fire service was called at 9.32am to Cheddar.


A lorry has crashed into a wall this morning (Tuesday) causing 300 litres of diesel to be spilt.

Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service was called to Axbridge Road in Cheddar shortly after 9.30am.

Its spokesman said about one third of the fuel has seeped into the drainage system.

They said: “The fire service received a call to a lorry that had collided with a wall and ruptured its fuel tank.

“One crew from Cheddar attended.

“On arrival the crews located the lorry that had spilled approximately 300 litres of diesel onto the roadway, with approximately 100 litres entering the drains.

“The crews got to work alongside an on site team using environmental packs to soak up the spillage.

“The Environment Agency was informed.”

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