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Oil spill cleanup efforts in Denham Springs resumed Tuesday night

4 years 2 months 3 weeks ago Tuesday, July 21 2015 Jul 21, 2015 July 21, 2015 11:58 AM July 21, 2015 in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Brock Sues

DENHAM SPRINGS - Officials in Livingston Parish say cleanup efforts following the overturning of a tanker truck that spilled hundreds of gallons of crude oil in Denham Springs Monday morning are still underway, but have been suspended for the rest of Tuesday.

Emergency officials in the parish said the truck rolled into the ditch Monday morning and spilled more than 90 percent of its load of crude into a ditch on Linder Road near Arnold Road. The truck had just finished filling up with oil from a facility nearby when a hole was punched into its tank as it rolled.

There were no injuries reported in connection with the wreck, and crews managed to right the truck by the early afternoon hours.

A Livingston Parish emergency manager said cleanup continued through Monday night, up until the crews paused work for day Tuesday morning. Currently, crews are staging the "roll off" trucks, which are big dump truck type vehicles, that will be used when cleaning resumes Tuesday night, according to Livingston OEP officials.

The roughly 100 yard stretch of roadway along Linder Road and Arnold will close again starting at 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. Wednesday morning. Should cleanup finish ahead of schedule, the road will be reopened before 5 a.m.

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