A busy road in Nottinghamshire is to be closed until Friday (24 May) after bags of 'extremely dangerous' asbestos were found dumped.
A significant number of bags were fly-tipped along a four-mile stretch of Ollerton Road (B6034) in Nottinghamshire last week.
Specialists examined the bags and advice from the Health and Safety Executive concluded that the road from the top of Sparken Hill, Worksop to the junction of Netherfield Lane near Budby to be closed.
This road closure is likely to continue until Friday 24th May and possibly beyond.
The Council has appointed a specialist removal contractor to remove the dumped asbestos from the road as soon as possible.
This type of asbestos can be extremely dangerous if disturbed and the fibres are released.
The removal of asbestos has to be taken care of by specialist companies to minimise the risk of exposure.