More than 20 firefighter tackle chemical spill which closed A14 in Cambridgeshire

The scene on the A14
The scene on the A14

A chemical spill closed the A14 in Cambridgeshire this morning Wednesday March 8.

The A14 was closed between junctions 26 and 25, St Ives to Hemingford Abbots, on the westbound carriageway due to a chemical spill at 10am.

More than 20 firefighters, including crews from Cambridge, St Neots, Huntingdon and Papworth, along with the water carrier from Ramsey and a hazardous materials unit attended the incident.

Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used a specialist kit provided by the Environment Agency to cover the drainage in the immediate area to ensure there was no contamination of water.

The crews took a sample of the chemical and tested it at the scene and found it to be non-hazardous, but a paint dye used in tarmacking..

The A14 was closed westbound during the incident as a precaution while the incident was ongoing and reopened at 12.25pm.