Elwick Road near Hartlepool temporarily closed after road traffic collision causes fuel spill

Elwick Road in Elwick Village was temporarily closed in both directions following a road traffic collision which led to a spillage of fuel.

By Neil Fatkin
Saturday, 16th April 2022, 5:41 pm
Updated Tuesday, 19th April 2022, 12:32 pm

Cleveland Police were called to reports of a road traffic collision on Saturday (April 16) at around 2.10pm.

The road was closed as the Emergency Services dealt with the incident, including the clean-up of a fuel spillage caused by the collision.

Cleveland Fire Brigade were contacted by the police at 3.08pm to assist the clean-up of the spillage. One appliance was deployed from Hartlepool Fire Station.

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A spokesperson from Cleveland Fire Brigade said: “While we weren’t required to deal with the RTC we were asked to assist with the clean-up of hydraulic oil.

“We used a substance called ECF200, which which is pink liquid distributed from a hose reel which allows us to dispose of the fuel in an environmentally friendly way.”

The fire crew was stood down at 3.43pm.

Elwick Road in Elwick Village has been temporarily closed while fire crews have been dealing with a fuel spillage caused by a road traffic collision. Picture by FRANK REID

Cleveland Police have added that no injuries were reported.