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Diesel spill after car spins out of control on Norwich road

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Drivers have been warned they could face further disruption on one of the main roads into Norwich this morning, after an accident led to fuel being spilled.

Police were called to Grapes Hill in Norwich just before 8am today to reports that a car had spun out of control on the road leading uphill towards the Chapelfield roundabout.

Police said some diesel had spilled onto the road and needed to be cleaned up.

Drivers have already been facing weeks of disruption on Grapes Hill, as a bus lane is installed on the uphill carriageway.

The work, which will cost £222,000, started at the end of April 28 and is expected to last for 12 weeks.

The new bus lane forms part of a £1.45m project which county council bosses say will improve the reliability and punctuality of the city’s bus services.

The ‘Transport for Norwich’ scheme will also see cars banned from St Stephens Street and part of Surrey Street, while buses will also be able to travel in and out of the city via Chapel Field North.

Changes have already been made to the Chapelfield roundabout as part of the project.

Campaigners had hoped to secure a High Court judicial review of the decision to make Chapel Field North two-way.

They said the noise and vibration of an endless flow of heavy traffic would threaten the foundations and fabric of some of the most attractive and historically important homes in the city.

But judge Elizabeth Cooke rejected all their arguments.


  • They neither know or care about their spilt diesel. There's also several dodgy cars (probably) spilling diesel. You can track their route when it's wet...............As you say, lethal to bikers, but who's gonna enforce this?

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    marty r

    Tuesday, May 27, 2014

  • The headline implies that the car spilt the diesel. "Diesel spill after car spins out of control on Norwich road" should surely read "Car spins out of control on spilt diesel". Oh, I forgot, this is a newspaper!

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    The Fortean

    Tuesday, May 27, 2014

  • Also at the Heartsese, Ketts Hill and Puppet Theatre roundabouts this morning. Aren't some of these dim witted truck drivers ever going to learn that brimming a cylindrical fuel tank with the filler neck on the side is a false economy when half the contents spill onto the road every time they go round a corner, let alone it being lethal to anyone on two wheels when we have a bit of rain???

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    frank young

    Tuesday, May 27, 2014

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