Busy M25 service station reopens after ‘chemical spillage’

PUBLISHED: 14:32 30 March 2018 | UPDATED: 15:54 30 March 2018

The A10 at Ely has re-opened between School Lane and Short Road after  a crash between a lorry and car.

The A10 at Ely has re-opened between School Lane and Short Road after a crash between a lorry and car.


Highways England has stated that a popular M25 service station has now reopened following an earlier ‘chemical spillage’, now believed to be battery acid.

The Welcome Break South Mimms service station at Junction 23 of the M25 was closed briefly this afternoon due to a spillage.

Herts Police tweeted at about 2.20pm: “The Welcome Break service station at South Mimms has been closed following a chemical spillage. “The area has been sealed off whilst the situation is being assessed and to protect the public.

“The service station will be closed for a few hours whilst the area is cleaned.”

However, Highways England tweeted at about 2.45pm: “#M25 J23 / #A1M J1 #SouthMimms @welcomebreak services has now FULLY OPENED after earlier incident.

“The incident has cleared now, looks to not have been as serious as first thought.”

A police spokesman added: “The substance appears to be car battery acid, and has been deemed to be harmless.

“The station is now open again.”

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