Roads shut after chemical leak in Thurmaston


Specialist hazmat teams were in Thurmaston this morning after a chemical spill.

About 40 litres of white liquid was leaking from a drum at a premises in Earls Way and the chemical had spread across the pavement and onto the road.

Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service was called at about 8.05am this morning and sent their hazardous materials team from Coalville fire station, along with other crews from Coalville, Leicester and Birstall.

The road remained closed for some time, along with nearby Church Hill Road, and the drains in the area were blocked to stop the liquid from getting into them.

The fire service said in its report on the incident: “The call was to reports of a white chemical leaking from a drum onto the ground.

“On arrival, crews found it to be approximately 40 litres of an unknown substance leaking.

“Road closures were put in place on Earls Way and Church Hill Road, including pedestrian walkways.

“There are no casualties reported and investigations are currently underway to identify chemical.

“The leak is currently contained and drains have been blocked to prevent any substance entering the watercourse.”

Updates on this incident are below.

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