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Fire crews attend Bilston acid spill - road closures in place

Credit: West Midlands Fire

Fire crews are attending to a Hydrochloric Acid leak at Anchor Lane in Bilston this afternoon. Road closures remain in place around the area as approximately 70 firefighters deal with 1,000 litres of Hydrochloric Acid that has been released from a container on to the road.

Road closures are in place around the scene at Anchor lane. Credit: Google Earth

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Motorcyclist dies after collision with car on A5

A motorcyclist has died after a collision with a car on the A5 this morning.

It happened on the road between Queens Head and Oswestry at about 7.30am this morning.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said despite best efforts, it wasn’t possible to save the man and he was confirmed dead at the scene.

The man driving the car was shaken by what had happened, but was uninjured and was discharged.

The A5 in Shropshire will be closed until further notice. Credit: OPU Shropshire

ROADS: A458 BUTTINGTON CROSS - BOTH DIRECTIONS - BUTTINGTON - POWYS

Fire closes A458 Buttington Cross in both directions Credit: PA

The A458 Buttington Cross is closed in both directions due to a fire at a nearby barn between A483 / Rhallt Lane (Buttington Roundabout, Buttington) and A458 / A5 (Welshpool Roundabout, Shrewsbury).

The road is likely to remain closed for most of the day as the fire is brought under control. A diversion is in place and motorists are being advised to expect delays.

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