Shropshire firefighters rush to help deal with overturned milk tanker

Shropshire firefighters rushed to help deal with an overturned milk tanker.

The overturned milk tanker. Picture: @SFRS_JBainbr
The overturned milk tanker. Picture: @SFRS_JBainbr

The crew, from Whitchurch, was initially sent to Malpas to deal with an incident classed as a spill of 'hazardous substances'.

They had been asked to assist North Wales Fire Service with the incident on the B5395, Old Hall Street.

Police said the road had been closed – and is likely to remain closed for "several hours".

They also said that there were no reports of anyone being injured in the incident, which took place around 11.30am.

The update from Chester Police on Twitter urged people to avoid the area.

It said: "The B5395, Old Hall Street in Malpas is currently closed due to an overturned HGV which was carrying milk.

"There are no reports of any injuries but the road will be closed for several hours while recovery work takes place.

"Please avoid the area."

Shropshire Fire and Rescue station manager James Bainbridge said the crew was helping their neighbours over the border.

Posting on Twitter he said: "Over the border in @CheshireFire supporting @Whitchurch_SFRS at an overturned milk tanker & spill. Environmental protection measures in place to minimise impact to land & watercourses."

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