Oil Spillage - M56

Gill Crowley made this Freedom of Information request to Highways Agency

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Dear Highways Agency,

Please can you confirm that there was an oil spillage on the M56 on the 3rd October 2011 between J12 - 11.

Can you also confirm how many road traffic collisions occurred on this day near to, or around this area.

Yours faithfully,

Gill Crowley

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Hilton, Warren,

Dear Gill,

I am writing to confirm that we have now completed our search for the information that you requested on 11th September 2012.

After consulting our Traffic Officer service and our maintaining agent, A-One+, we confirm that we have no record of any oil (or other substance) being spilt onto the M56 carriageways between Junctions 12 and 11 on 3rd October 2011.

Our records indicate that one road traffic collision took place on the M56 between Junctions 12 and 11 on 3rd October 2011, but there is no record of any oil / fuel / chemical spillage either arising from this incident or being treated.

The only instance of oil being spilt onto the M56 carriageway on 3rd October 2011 resulted from a road traffic collision involving a HGV between Junctions 15 and 14, where a substantial amount of diesel oil leaked out onto the road surface. However, this happened some 11.4 kilometres away from the location that you have quoted in your request. This incident was the next nearest incident to the one mentioned above which took place that day.

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