A1 re-opens after chemical spill

The road was closed for nearly six hours.
The road was closed for nearly six hours.
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The A1 has been re-opened between junctions 47 (Flaxby) and 48 (Boroughbridge) following a collision between two heavy goods vehicles which caused a chemical spill.

The crash happened just after 4pm on Monday, June 24, on the northbound carriageway with one of the lorries spilling its load of chemicals.

A spokesman for North Yorkshire Police said the leaked chemical was a sodium hydroxide called Proxel and around 300 litres were spilled.

Diversions were put in place during the clear-up operation with both carriageways re-opening just after 8pm.