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Six cars crash near Norwich Airport following ‘very large’ diesel spill

PUBLISHED: 10:37 14 November 2018 | UPDATED: 14:01 14 November 2018

Mechanics work on the bus which spilled diesel on the Holt Road, which had to be closed by the airport. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Mechanics work on the bus which spilled diesel on the Holt Road, which had to be closed by the airport. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Copyright: Archant 2018

Six cars have crashed near Norwich Airport following a diesel spill.

Norfolk police said diesel from a bus spilled out along the A140 Holt Road between its junction with Middletons Lane and the B1149.

Six vehicles were damaged following the incident, resulting in minor injuries, police said.

The A140 was closed between the Middletons Lane and B1149 junctions. However, it reopened at 11.40am.

Police were notified about the initial spill at about 8.26am today.

Police redirect traffic as the Holt Road is closed by the airport due to a diesel spillage. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYPolice redirect traffic as the Holt Road is closed by the airport due to a diesel spillage. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Broadland Police said in a Twitter post: “Please avoid the A140 directly outside @NorwichAirport up to Middletons Lane, including the roundabout off the NDR too. Very large diesel spill in the road currently! Extremely slippy & various roads closed off.”

Do you see what happened? Call 01603 772684 to speak to a reporter or email luke.powell@archant.co.uk

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