Tanker fire closes roads
FIRE crews prevented a potential disaster after a fuel tanker caught fire.
Woodford Road, Chester Road and a number of surrounding residential streets in Poynton were closed for 12 hours on Saturday, March 5, after reports of sparks coming from the rear axle of a tanker carrying petrol and diesel.
A fire crew from Poynton got the call at 9.24am and attended the scene on Chester Road.
They used a hose reel jet to deal with the fire before checking over the vehicle for hot spots to make sure there was no chance the fuel could catch fire.
They then made the area as safe as possible using tubes to stop the spread of any fuel that had leaked from the vehicle, and supervised as the fuel was carefully decanted into another tanker. This was completed by 10.30pm.
A fire spokesman said: “There was no damage to the integrity of the tanker.
“Environmental packs were put down as a precaution because we have to be careful no liquid leaks into drains.”
Police closed both Woodford Road and Chester Road from 9.30am until 10.30pm, when the tanker was removed.
●● Fire crews at the scene