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Diesel spill causes havoc in Romsey
11:46am Thursday 12th September 2013 in News
A DIESEL spillage left a trail of havoc through a Hampshire town this morning.
Cars collided with each other and motorcyclists and cyclists ended up coming off their machines other over a two-and-a-half mile stretch of road in Romsey, between Greatbridge and Ashfield.
Police were inundated with calls from the public and the first reports came in just after 7.15am and people were still reporting problems nearly two hours later.
Hampshire highways crews were called out to put sand on the affected roads which included the A3057 between the Dukes Head pub and the Plaza Roundabout in Romsey and Southampton Road (A27) between the town and the Ashfield Roundabout.
A police spokesperson said: “We had numerous reports of minor collisions and people coming off their bikes and motorbikes. People were sliding all over the place with vehicles hitting each other.
There were reports of large amount of diesel on the road and it was very dangerous for people using the road. As far as we can tell, despite the chaos there were no injuries.
It's believed that the fuel leaked from a blue car but this has not been confirmed by the police.
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