Chemical leak scare

ROADS were sealed off in Gorleston this morning after a canister containing chemicals fell off the back of a van or lorry at a roundabout.Firefighters and police blocked off the area around Victoria Road after the canister was found to be leaking sodium hydroxide at about 10am.

ROADS were sealed off in Gorleston this morning after a canister containing chemicals fell off the back of a van or lorry at a roundabout.

Firefighters and police blocked off the area around Victoria Road after the canister was found to be leaking sodium hydroxide at about 10am. About half a litre of the chemical leaked onto the road.

Because it was feared the chemical might have been hazard to the public, a special chemical unit was called in from Sprowston to clean up the spillage and handle the canister.

Two fire crews from Great Yarmouth also attended the incident.