Road re-opens following chemical spill after tanker overturns

Lake Road in Houghton. Copyright Google Maps.
Lake Road in Houghton. Copyright Google Maps.

A road which closed after a chemical spill which was caused when a tanker overturned earlier today has now re-opened.

Lake Road, near Houghton town centre, was closed to traffic between Nesham Place and the junction with the A690 following the incident this morning.

It has since re-opened.

Northumbria Police tweeted: "Lake Road in Houghton le Spring has now been re-opened following this morning's chemical spillage."