A THOUSAND litres of petrol spilled out of a tanker last night after it was hit by a lorry.

Fire crews from Basingstoke, Winchester and Newbury were called to the Tot Hill services on the A34 at 6.30pm last night to clear the spillage.

Crew manager Ewen Ross, from Basingstoke fire station, said: “The petrol tanker was delivering fuel to the services and another lorry clipped the back of the tanker and cracked it. There was 1,000 litres of petrol spilled.

“The petrol station had interceptors so it all went into these.”

The firefighters spent three hours at the scene and patched up the tanker, washed away the petrol that was left and monitored the air.