Posted: Thu 6th Oct 2016

7000 litres of petrol leak from tanker following a collision near Stanlow

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Thursday, Oct 6th, 2016

Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service say they are dealing with 7000 litres of petrol which spilled from a tanker following a collision on Oil Sites Road in Ellesmere Port.

The incident happened at 1.00pm and involved two oil tankers.

Emergency services are currently in attendance at the scene, and the driver of one of the vehicles has been taken to hospital after ambulance crews found him to be in cardiac arrest.

As a result of the incident Oil Sites Road is currently closed in both directions and members of the public have been advised to avoid the area.

A blanket of foam has been put across the petrol by firefighters, who are also damming drains and putting foam into a small gulley at the side of the road for environmental protection.

Fire Officers in the command and control unit at the incident the command and control unit (CCU) said they were working on plans to manage the fuel leak.

Firefighters are using bungs to manage the fuel run off into the roadside gulley and crews, two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus, have applied a second foam blanket to the leaked fuel. The gulley is being blocked to remove fuel-affected water.

9pm Update:

Firefighters remain at the scene. More foam has been added to the fuel spill. The undamaged tanker is being removed from the incident site and two foam attack stations are being set up to protect the crews when they begin to decant the remaining fuel from the damaged tanker over the next few hours.

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Fire Officers in the command and control unit

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