A14 Opens After Gas Tanker Crash

5 February 2013, 14:01

Emergency services from across two counties have vented a gas-tanker which was involved in a three vehicle pile-up on the A14 near the Catthorpe Interchange today.

Northamptonshire and Leicestershire Fire Services, along with police and ambulance crews were alerted before 9am to collision between three vehicles, including a tanker lorry carrying gas on the westbound carriageway between junction 1 at Welford and junction 19 of the M1 near Rugby.

A spokesman for Leicestershire Fire and Rescue, said they received a call at 8.47 this morning to reports a gas tanker lorry had been involved in a three vehicle crash on the westbound side of the A14 between Welford and the motorway.

Fire crews from Long Buckby and Lutterworth were called to the scene and found gas leaking from the tanker.

Experts from BOC were called, an after an assessment, a quantity of argon gas and Co2 was allowed to vent from the vehicle as no environmental threat was posed by the container.

The East Midlands Ambulance service say there was no serious injuries reported.

By 2pm, the westbound A14 had full reopened.