Emergency services dealing with 'chemical incident' in Rochdale

    Credit: Roch Valley Radio

    Emergency services are dealing with an ongoing chemical incident in Rochdale.

    Greater Manchester Fire & Rescue Service were called to Mellor Street at around 4:20pm this afternoon. 

    The road is closed in both directions between College Road & Spotland Road, say GMP Rochdale. 

    A spokesperson for Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) said: “Just after 4:20pm this afternoon (Wednesday 8 June) we were called to attend an incident at a commercial premises on Mellor Street, Rochdale, involving chemical leakage from a container onto concrete hardstanding.

    “Five fire engines and appliances from Rochdale, Heywood, and Bury fire stations were quickly mobilised to the scene. Occupants of the surrounding properties were evacuated as a precaution, and firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used a hose reel and specialist equipment to tackle the incident.

    “GMFRS crews remain at the scene at this time.”


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