Sheffield & South Yorkshire

Chemical leak at M1 service station near Sheffield

Fire service at Woodall Services
Image caption The 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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