Chesterfield chemical spill closed road for seven hours

A road in a Derbyshire town has been re-opened after a cordon was set up around a suspected chemical spill.

Police said the A619 Chatsworth Road in Chesterfield was shut between West Bars roundabout and School Board Lane.

The fire service confirmed they sent four appliances and an environmental protection unit to the scene shortly after 16:35 BST on Monday.

A spokesman for the fire service said the substance was reported to be around 25 litres of hydrochloric acid.

There are currently no reports of any injuries, and the extent of any damage has not been confirmed.

Derbyshire Police said shortly after 00:00 that the road had been cleared and fully re-opened.

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