Firefighters assist with chemical spill

Wells Road, Totterdown, Bristol

Firefighters have been dealing with a chemical spill after a lorry carrying a synthetic water-based adhesive spilt its load all over the road.

When crews arrived on scene the lorry had come to a standstill but a pink chemical was leaking from the back of the vehicle and down the road.

Crews managed to prevent the bright pink liquid entering the drains and then worked alongside the Environment Agency and Bristol City Council to determine the nature of the chemical, which was found to be non-hazardous.

The incident was then left in the hands of police, Bristol City Council and the Environment Agency.