A country lane was closed after food-grade golden syrup was spilt on the road. 

Crews from Bridport Fire Station are dealing with a spillage on White Way Road, between the A35 and Litton Cheney. 

The incident was reported around 1.59pm today (February 8) which saw two crews fire crews from Bridport and Dorchester attended to contain the spillage. 

The Bridport crew stayed to support Dorset Council and the police in getting the area clear. 

Motorists were advised to find an alternative route if they are travelling. 

The road was cleared and reopened at around 3.50pm.

A spokesperson for Dorset and Wiltshire fire said: "We were called to White Way, Litton Cheney at 1.59pm today (8 February) after a large quantity of food grade golden syrup was spilt on the road. Two crews initially attended, from Bridport and Dorchester, and firefighters worked to contain the spillage.

"The Dorchester crew has now left the scene but Bridport firefighters are supporting Dorset Council and the police in getting the affected area cleared."

A spokesperson for Dorset Police said: "We were called at 12.55pm on Thursday, February 8, to a report that a quantity of syrup had spilt onto the road in White Way in Litton Cheney.

"Officers attended with the fire service and assisted with closing the road.

"The road was subsequently cleared and closures lifted at around 3.50pm."