Large diesel spillage in Whittlesey after two-car crash blocks road – Highways called to clear mess

PUBLISHED: 16:13 26 September 2019 | UPDATED: 16:13 26 September 2019

The crash scene on Stonald Road in Whittlesey where a tank of diesel was spilled all over the road. Picture: Supplied/Cambs Cops

The crash scene on Stonald Road in Whittlesey where a tank of diesel was spilled all over the road. Picture: Supplied/Cambs Cops

Supplied/Cambs Cops

Recovery of a lorry and car are underway in Whittlesey after the two vehicles collided – leaving a tank of diesel all over the road.

The crash scene on Stonald Road in Whittlesey where a tank of diesel was spilled all over the road. Picture: Supplied/Cambs Cops The crash scene on Stonald Road in Whittlesey where a tank of diesel was spilled all over the road. Picture: Supplied/Cambs Cops

Police officers blocked Stonald Road in the Fenland town after the lorry and car crashed near the traffic lights at around 11am this morning (September 26).

You may also want to watch:

Highways have been called to the scene of the incident which occurred on the junction with Delph earlier today.

A spokesman said: "Recovery is under way, however half the carriageway is covered in diesel after a split to the fuel tank of one of the vehicles.

The crash scene on Stonald Road in Whittlesey where a tank of diesel was spilled all over the road. Picture: Supplied/Cambs Cops The crash scene on Stonald Road in Whittlesey where a tank of diesel was spilled all over the road. Picture: Supplied/Cambs Cops

"We were called at about 11.10am with reports of a collision between a lorry and a car on Stonald Road, Whittlesey.

"Officers attended and highways were contacted as the lorry was leaking diesel. No mention of any injuries."


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Cambs Times. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Latest from the Cambs Times