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A1 in Nottinghamshire reopens after chemical spill

The A1 in Nottinghamshire has fully reopened after being closed for more than 36 hours following a lorry fire and chemical spillage.

Crews were called to the A1 at North Muskham at about 0100 BST on Wednesday to tackle a lorry on fire and a spillage of irritant chemicals.

The southbound carriageway between the B6325 and Winthorpe Island was closed with one lane reopening 20 hours later.

The road fully reopened at about 1600 BST on Thursday.

Diversions were put in place and motorists suffered major delays.

A Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue spokeswoman said 4,500 litres of water were used at the scene and the Environment Agency was brought in to help with the clean-up operation.

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