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A19 reopens after 5,000 litre fuel spill that caused major delays

The A19 has reopened following the crash between a lorry and a diesel that prompted a 999 response and lengthy delays for drivers.

Highways England confirmed on Tuesday morning both sides of the A19 are now back open to motorists travelling north and south bound through Teesside.

The accident happened on Monday morning on the northbound carriageway of the busy main thoroughfare, injuring one person and shutting both sides of the road[1] near to the OK Diner just north of the Hartlepool and Wynyard turn off.

Drivers faced hours of delays and a lengthy diversion route as emergency services worked to clear a 5,000 litre diesel spill.[2]

One casualty was taken to hospital for treatment after the accident.

Highways England re-opened the southbound lanes of the A19 on Monday evening but the northbound carriageway remained closed until just before 7am on Tuesday morning.

The agency confirmed the road was fully reopened in a tweet which simply read “Update A19, A179 – A689 The northbound carriageway has now been reopened.”

Cleveland Fire Brigade[3] sent four crews to the scene for what turned out to be a six hour clean up operation.

Giving an update, a spokesman for the emergency service said the spillage involved 5,000 litres of diesel – enough to fill the fuel tank of an average family car 100 times over – which was cleared from the roadway.

References

  1. ^ both sides of the road (www.gazettelive.co.uk)
  2. ^ emergency services worked to clear a 5,000 litre diesel spill. (www.gazettelive.co.uk)
  3. ^ Cleveland Fire Brigade (www.gazettelive.co.uk)

Northbound A19 to remain closed overnight as police deal with fuel spillage after three-vehicle collision

One driver was injured in a collision which closed the road in both directions and caused major tailbacks and diversions today, Monday, May 17.

The southbound carriageway reopened this evening but the northbound carriageway will remain closed through the night.

Cleveland Fire Brigade, Cleveland Police and the North East Ambulance Service were called to the northbound carriageway between the A689 at Wolviston and the A179 at Sheraton shortly after 10am.

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Traffic was left queuing on Catcote Road in Hartlepool as motorists were diverted off the A19 due to the collision.Traffic was left queuing on Catcote Road in Hartlepool as motorists were diverted off the A19 due to the collision.

Traffic was left queuing on Catcote Road in Hartlepool as motorists were diverted off the A19 due to the collision.

Two of the three vehicles said to be involved in the collision were a diesel tanker and a lorry.

The ambulance service said it sent one crew to the scene and took a patient to Stockton’s University Hospital of North Tees.

The incident left the emergency services with a clear up operation after the fuel leak, as well as the recovery efforts of the vehicles, with the road expected to remain closed until sometime on Monday evening.

Highways England earlier said motorists should expect “long delays” with diversions in place.

The collision happened on a section of the A19 near the OK Diner. Image copyright of Google.The collision happened on a section of the A19 near the OK Diner. Image copyright of Google.
The collision happened on a section of the A19 near the OK Diner. Image copyright of Google.

These led to large queues of traffic through Hartlepool, including in Catcote Road.

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A Cleveland Police spokesperson said later in the day: “The collision resulted in a large fuel spill on the A19 northbound and the road currently remains closed in both directions between the A689 and A179.

One driver has suffered minor injuries whilst the other two drivers have not been injured.

Cleveland Police closed off the A19 following the collision,Cleveland Police closed off the A19 following the collision,
Cleveland Police closed off the A19 following the collision,

“We appreciate it’s frustrating for motorists to suffer delays and disruption, however, we are working together to ensure that the road is safe and we hope to be able to open lanes as soon as possible.

“Thank you for your understanding and co-operation.”

The fire service said the incident happened near the OK Diner and it sent appliances from Billingham, Hartlepool and Stockton.

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Drivers told to plan for morning delays as A19 stays closed overnight

Drivers are being warned to plan for delays on their morning commute as the A19[1] is set to remain closed overnight.

The main route[2] has been shut in both directions for most of Monday, after a three vehicle crash involving a lorry and a diesel tanker at around 10am.

The crash caused a huge fuel spillage, and cleanup teams will continue to work on the northbound carriageway overnight. Southbound reopened at around 7pm.

The closure is between Hartlepool and Wynyard at the A689 and A179.

“Please check traffic updates ahead of early morning journeys tomorrow for the latest information on reopening,” Cleveland Police said in a statement.

“Thank you for your patience.”

Highways England has urged drivers planning to use the road to check for live updates on the traffic situation here[3].

Cleveland Police[4], Cleveland Fire Brigade and the North East Ambulance Service[5] have all attended the incident.

They were called to the collision on the northbound carriageway near to the OK Diner.

One person suffered minor injuries and was taken to the University Hospital of North Tees in Stockton[6], two other people were uninjured.

Drivers have been urged to avoid the area whilst the clean up operation is carried out.

Traffic remained heavy at the diversion sites around the closure, especially at the A179 Hart turn off.

A spokesperson for the Environment Agency said: “Our specialist team is assessing the impact of the fuel spillage on the environment and handling the clean-up of the fuel, following a collision involving a fuel tanker on the A19 between Wynyard A689 and Hartlepool.”

References

  1. ^ A19 (www.gazettelive.co.uk)
  2. ^ main route (www.gazettelive.co.uk)
  3. ^ check for live updates on the traffic situation here (highwaysengland.co.uk)
  4. ^ Cleveland Police (www.gazettelive.co.uk)
  5. ^ North East Ambulance Service (www.gazettelive.co.uk)
  6. ^ Stockton (www.gazettelive.co.uk)

A19 closed until evening following large fuel spillage after crash

One of Teesside’s major commuter routes will be closed until at least Monday evening after a large fuel spillage followed a three vehicle crash.

The A19[1] has been shut since before 10am after an accident involving a diesel tanker and a lorry.

Highways England confirmed the road was closed between the A689 Wolviston junction and the A179 Hartlepool[2] junction.

It said the road is expected to remain closed into Monday evening due to the size of the oil spill.

Cleveland Police[3], Cleveland Fire Brigade and the North East Ambulance Service have all attended the incident.

Both carriageways of the road are currently closed.

“Due to the extent of the spillage from this collision the road is expected to remain closed into the evening. We are prioritising re-opening the southbound carriageway once safe to do so,” said the agency.

Emergency services were called to the collision on the northbound carriageway near to the OK Diner just past the A689 Hartlepool and Wynyard exit.

One person suffered minor injuries and was taken to the University Hospital of North Tees in Stockton[4], two other people were uninjured.

Drivers are urged to avoid the area whilst the clean up operation is carried out.

Traffic remains heavy at the diversion sites around the closure, especially at the A179 Hart turn off.

References

  1. ^ The A19 (www.gazettelive.co.uk)
  2. ^ Hartlepool (www.gazettelive.co.uk)
  3. ^ Cleveland Police (www.gazettelive.co.uk)
  4. ^ Stockton (www.gazettelive.co.uk)

LIVE: A19 closed in both directions after serious collision

Motorists have been warned of severe traffic disruption after the A19 was closed in both directions following a serious smash on Monday morning.

Highways England has confirmed that the busy route has been shut between the A689 Wolviston junction and the A179 Hartlepool junction further north.

The accident involved a diesel tanker and happened shortly after 10am on Monday, leading to a large oil spillage.

Cleveland Police, Cleveland Fire Brigade and the North East Ambulance Service have all attended the incident.

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