Commuters faced long delays into Harrogate this morning after the A61 Harrogate Road was closed in both directions due to a diesel spill.
Traffic built in both directions between the A659 Otley Road junction and the Weeton Lane junction, because of the spillage of diesel on the road.
A spokesman for North Yorkshire Police said a ‘considerable’ amount of oil had spilled onto the road at around 5.40am this morning.
A motorcyclist came off his bike at around 6.10am but was uninjured, a spokesman for North Yorkshire Police said.
North Yorkshire Police were at the scene along with Highways officials who cleared up the spill.
The road is expected to be closed for a further two hours.
Updated: This road is now clear.
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Saturday 18 May 2013
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