York & North Yorkshire

Northallerton chemical spill clear-up complete

A chemical leak at an industrial estate in Northallerton has been cleared up and a 400m cordon lifted, police said.

Fumes containing a mild irritant leaked from the premises on the Standard Way Industrial Estate due to a chemical reaction at 0615 GMT.

The area was cordoned off, residents were asked to stay indoors and the nearby A167 was closed.

Fire officials confirmed road has now reopened and residents are safe to open windows and go outside.

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