A sewage tanker crashed in Weymouth earlier today.

The vehicle overturned at Bincombe Bumps roundabout, just before the relief road at the Littlemoor turn-off.

Witnesses said the driver got out of  the vehicle safely, and a spokesperson for Enviromental Waste Management, who own the tanker, confirmed nobody was hurt.

One witness, Gary, said the smell was ‘gut wrenching’ and the traffic was “bump to bump all the way from Preston Beach Road right into town”.

Dorset Police were called to the incident at 12.40pm and attended alongside the fire service.

A spokesperson said: "We were called at 12.40pm to reports of an overturned tanker at in Weymouth, leaking an unknown substance.

“Officers attended alongside the fire service and the local authority environmental health team have been made aware.

“The road is currently blocked and we’re asking members of the public to avoid the area while clean up and vehicle recovery takes place.”

Road closures were in place between the roundabout and Littlemoor Library. 

There was heavy traffic backed up along Littlemoor Road and drivers were urged to avoid the area for several hours. 

A spokesperson for EWM said: "We are aware of the incident, fortunately nobody is injured.

"We are currently investigating and working with the relevant agencies to ensure the incident is dealt with appropriately."

Dorset Echo: Police and fire crews are in attendance. Picture: Cristiano MagaglioPolice and fire crews are in attendance. Picture: Cristiano Magaglio

Dorset Echo: The tanker overturned shortly before 1pm.The tanker overturned shortly before 1pm.

The road is now clear and traffic back to normal.