Chemical leak at M1 service station near Sheffield

image captionThe lorry was parked at Woodall Services when it was found to be leaking nitric acid

A roadside service station has been closed on the M1 near Sheffield following a chemical leak.

The fire service said a parked lorry carrying 4,000 litres of nitric acid had leaked some of its load at Woodall Services.

The car park was evacuated at about 0930 GMT. A 50m (164ft) cordon has been put in place around the lorry.

The police and fire service are involved in the incident. It is not known how much acid has leaked.

A specialist team is travelling to the incident to begin the clean-up operation.

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