SOME 100 gallons of fuel dumped on one of Reading’s busiest roads forced its closure so emergency resurfacing works could get underway.

Part of the main road into Reading’s town centre has been resurfaced following a major oil spillage on Friday.

The 100 gallons of diesel spilled out onto the junction of Bath Road and Berkeley Avenue about 5am when a large truck crashed into a road sign.

As a result, road markings will be repainted after rush hour tomorrow and there will be diversions in the area.

Police, the fire service and the council’s highways team were quickly on the scene after the major oil spillage, with one lane on Bath Road closed to allow for the clean-up operation.

A 100-metre stretch of Bath Road has now been resurfaced by Reading Borough Council (RBC), with road markings to be painted from 9.30am tomorrow morning.

The road is scheduled to be closed until 3pm, but works may finish before then.