Forest Hill traffic chaos after ‘300 litres of oil’ spilled – South London News

An oil spill outside Forest Hill railway station has created a backlog of traffic in the area as firefighters attempt to make the scene safe.

Images taken from Transport for London (TfL) cameras show an orange liquid on the ground at the corner of London Road, also known as the South Circular, and Dartmouth Road in Lewisham.

TfL and the London Fire Brigade (LFB) confirmed 300 litres of hydraulic oil had spilled on to the road.

The Metropolitan Police have warned motorists to avoid the area and said the spill had caused disruption in Rushey Green, Catford Road, Plassy Road and Stansted Road.

Extensive disruption in Rushey Green after oil spill this afternoon, causing multiple causing road closures inc Plassy Road #Catford Road, #Stanstead Road.

LFB working to clear spill.

Motorists should avoid area/ use other routes.

— Lewisham MPS (@MPSLewisham) August 9, 2022

LFB is working to clear the spill.

A spokeswoman for LFB said: A lorry leaked about 300 litres of hydraulic oil. Firefighters are working to make the scene safe. The incident is ongoing.

Pictured top: Firefighters clean the oil spill in Forest Hill (Picture: TfL)

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