Devon's A30 road closed after chemical spill

A chemical leak from a tanker led to the closure of part of a main road in Devon.

The incident, on the A30 at Whiddon Down, began just after 1000 BST, Devon and Cornwall Police said.

A spokesman said the chemicals were leaking from a 22-tonne articulated tanker.

The road was initially closed in both directions, but it has now been reopened.

The remaining chemicals, which the Highways Agency said were non-hazardous, are being transferred from the leaking tanker to a second vehicle.

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