Quay Street remains closed after incident involving HGV leaking 150 litres of diesel

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A major road in Manchester city centre remains today closed following a HGV diesel spill which occurred this morning.

Quay Street, at the junction with Deansgate and Lower Byrom Street, was closed off by Greater Manchester Police shortly after the incident was reported around 8am.

The incident happened across from the Manchester Opera House theatre.

Fire crews from Bury and Salford, as well as Greater Manchester Police, attended the scene where the vehicles’ tank appeared to be damaged and leaked around 150 litres of fuel onto the road.

Firefighters used absorbent mats and sand to clean up the spill.

Geograph / Malc McDonald

A spokesperson for Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service said: “It was leaking diesel onto the roadway, around 150 litres.”

“Police were in attendance managing traffic and helping recovery of the HGV. We assisted with the clean up where residual diesel was on the road [and] we used absorbent mats and sand.”

“We were on the scene until 10.30am.”

Quay Street remains closed in both directions.

No confirmation as to when the road will reopen for public use has been provided at present.

More to follow.

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