THE alarm was raised after liquid leaked from a drum onto a road Winsford.

Three fire engines attended the incident in Wharton Road at 11.15am this morning.

Crews discovered that the 25-litre drum contained a non-toxic substance.

There was a small hole at the top of the container and a small proportion of the substance had gone onto the road.

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Firefighters moved the drum to the side of the road and soaked up the spilt substance using specialist absorbent sheets.

They then put the drum and the absorbent sheets into a large plastic bag for Highways England to collect.

Firefighters were at the scene for around 40 minutes.