Road in Rhewl-Mostyn closed after tanker overturns

Published date: 07 January 2014 |
Published by: Staff reporter
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AN OIL tanker overturned, leading to a road being closed off.

The crash involving a Newts Oils vehicle from Ellesmere Port took place at about 10.40am yesterday on Lime Bank, Rhewl-Mostyn.

Firefighters had to remove liquid from the tanker to make it safe for removal, but there was no spillage after the crash.

A spokesman for North Wales Fire and Rescue Service said: “We assisted the police with a tanker that has overturned.

“We moved liquid from one tank to another one so they could recover it.

“We’ve got a fire engine from Holywell and a fire engine from Flint, a foam carrier from Deeside with a fire engine from Deeside accompanying that, and an environmental device from Wrexham.”

At the scene an officer from Natural Resources Wales, assisting in the recovery, said the agency was there to “make sure there has been no spillage from the vehicle”.

She said the vehicle was believed to be intact.

Following the crash, a spokesman said there was no environmental impact.

A spokesman from North Wales Police said they were called to the incident.

They assisted with the recovery.

The spokesman said the road was closed for some time and highways were informed.

No one from Newts Oils was available for comment.

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