Chemical spill in Wakefield: Police confirm material is 'not hazardous to humans' as clean-up continues

Numerous delays are still in place following a chemical spill in Wakefield this morning.
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The spill, which was reported to police earlier this morning (November 23), casued numerous road blocks and delays on and around Stephenson Way in Wakefield.

A spokesperson for West Yorkshire Police said: “Police were contacted at 5.39am this morning regarding a spillage of chemicals from a lorry onto Stephenson Way in Wakefield.

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"Local road closures were put in place and partner agencies attended to manage the clean-up.

“A partial road re-opening was put in place at 7.51am.

"The chemicals involved were deemed to not be hazardous to humans."