Three town centre streets are now closed to traffic following a diesel spill after a crash involving a lorry.
Police closed Prebend Street in Bedford just after 12.30pm today (Wednesday) and later also shut Battison Street and Western Street.
The roads will remain closed while highways workers clean up the fuel spillage.
Once the clean up operation is complete the lorry will be recovered and the road reopened.
Motorists are being advised to avoid the area.