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Appeal after fuel spillage closes A483 road near Llandybie

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Police have appealed for witnesses to a fuel spillage which closed a busy main road near Llandybie in Carmarthenshire for several hours.

Around 2,000 litres of diesel was reportedly spilled on the A483 between 9:30 GMT and 10:00 GMT on Wednesday.

Police said the fuel had been deposited from an insecure large steel container.

Officers want to speak to anyone who may have seen a white goods vehicle, with blue sign writing on the side, which was seen at Morgan Marine.

"A goods vehicle of some description which was travelling towards Llandybie from Llandeilo has deposited an insecure large steel fuel container lade with domestic fuel onto the highway," said Sergeant Ian Price of Dyfed Powys's roads policing unit.

"This has resulted in a significant fuel spillage and caused disruption and the closure of the road on this busy route for most of the day."

Sgt Price said he particularly wanted to speak to witnesses which might have seen a white goods vehicle.

"A vehicle of this description was seen at the location of this incident at the appropriate time," he added.

Dyfed-Powys Police said anyone with information can contact officers on 101 and quote storm incident 85 for Wednesday 9 February.

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