Acid spill on River Road

22:05, Jan 31 2013

An acid spill has been cleaned off a busy Hamilton road before it reached the drainage system.

Two fire appliances, the hazmat command vehicle, police and Waikato Regional council staff were at the scene on River Road in North Hamilton after an emergency call at about 9.30am Friday.

Five litres of acid appeared to have fallen from passing vehicle, said senior fire station officer Allan Doherty, posing a danger to the public.

The toxic liquid was soaked up with absorbent sand, swept up and taken away for disposal.

There was minor traffic disruption.