‘Major incident’ declared at Trafford Park with people told to close all doors and windows

Here's the latest on the ongoing situation.

Emily Sergeant Emily Sergeant - 4th March 2024

Manchester’s police, fire, and ambulance services have issued an update on a ‘major incident’ declared at Trafford Park this morning.

Greater Manchester Police (GMP), Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS), and North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) are advising that residents and businesses in Trafford Park and the surrounding areas keep all doors and windows to their premises shut until told otherwise.

It comes after GMP received reports of a ‘hazmat incident’ at a business premises on Tenax Road in Trafford Park just before 9am this morning (4 March).

A ‘major incident’ has now been declared following police attending the scene.

With the situation still ongoing this afternoon, police officers are currently at the scene, along with colleagues from GMRS and NWAS, as well as multiple fire engines.


According to GMP, in the latest update and statement issued just after 11:15am this morning, there has thankfully been no reported injuries following the incident, and everyone at the business premises in Trafford Park have been accounted for.  

A 300m cordon is currently in place around the scene.


As mentioned, residents and business in Trafford are being advised “on health grounds” to close all doors and windows while investigations continue, and a number of surrounding roads have also been closed as a precaution.

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GMP and GMFRS is expected to release updates throughout the day, so anyone potentially affected should keep an eye on official platforms only.

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