Fire crews called out to oil spill near Hartlepool

The A1185 near Hartlepool. Copyright Google Maps.
The A1185 near Hartlepool. Copyright Google Maps.

Fire crews had to deal with an oil spill on a busy road near Hartlepool today.

Officers from Stranton and Billingham stations rushed out to the A1185 at Seal Sands where the road meets the A689 shortly after 2pm.

The oil was spread out for about 100 metres following the spillage.

The crews had cleared the road of oil a short time later.