Chemical smell in Widnes

11/06/2021 - 12:26

Hale Gate Road, Widnes.

One fire engine attended from Widnes. One fire engine attended from Runcorn.


Firefighters were called to a layby in Hale Gate Road, Widnes following reports of a strong chemical smell.

On arrival the crew discovered a builders bag of plastic containers with an unknown substance contained within.

Two firefighters wearing gas tight suits investigated the chemicals and the road was closed as a precaution.

The containers were then turned upright and lids secured.

Following consultation with the Environment Agency a small amount of fluid which had leaked was washed away by firefighters using a hose reel.

The incident was handed over to Halton Borough Council for removal of the containers.

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