A FUEL spillage led to the closure of a Burnley road this morning.

Eastern Avenue was shut in both directions and a diversion put in place via Torquay Avenue.

It was warned traffic heading towards Burnley General Hospital could be affected.

The road was reopened again around 8am.

The incident happened around 5.30am after a Citroen DS3 crashed into a tree.

Police said the driver ran from the scene.

A 27-year-old man from Carlton near Blackpool has been arrested on suspicion of driving while unfit through drink and was being questioned by officers.