Major fuel spillage closes roads around Forth Valley Royal Hospital

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Roads around Forth Valley Royal Hospital in Larbert have had to be closed following a major fuel spillage.

Bus services have also been re-routed to avoid the closed routes on the A9 Stirling Road and A88 Bellsdyke Road.

There is limited access to Forth Valley royal Hospital tonight due to a major fuel spillage on a surrounding road

There is limited access to Forth Valley royal Hospital tonight due to a major fuel spillage on a surrounding road

Police Scotland say it was alerted to the incident at Bellsdyke roundabout at around 2.20pm this afternoon and officers from the roads division are at the scene directing traffic at the moment.

It is not known what type of fuel has spilled on the road surface or how it happened at this time.

Falkirk Council is also working with police to address the situation.

A council spokesman said: “The A88 Bellsdyke Road from South Bellsdyke Road from South Bellsdyke roundabout to North Broomage roundabout is closed.

“The A9 North from North Broomage roundabout heading south past Forth Valley Royal Hospital on Stirling Road is also closed. This is likely to cause delays on local roads nearby.

“Access to Forth Valley Royal Hospital may also be restricted however Police Scotland are on site and will assist with any emergencies. First Scotland has re-routed bus services to avoid the routes which are closed.

“We are working with Police Scotland to address this issue, keeping drivers safe while dealing with the incident as speedily as possible.”

The spokesman added: “Access to Forth Valley Royal Hospital may also be restricted, however, police are on site and will assist blue light vehicles.”

A spokeswoman for NHS Forth Valley said: “Obviously this will have an impact on the hospital, but it will mostly be for staff and people the leaving the hospital tonight.

“Thankfully most of our out patient clinics will have been done during the day and police will be assisting with any emergencies so we would advise anyone who will be coming to the hospital to make alternative arrangements for the time being as we don’t know how long this will take to clear up.

“Our emergency planning officers are working with our partners in police and Falkirk Council and putting plans in place to minimise disruption.”

It is also thought that there may be some impact on diverted traffic from the Forth Road Bridge closure.