Kilgore oil spill cleaned up overnight - WFXG FOX 54 - News Now

Kilgore oil spill cleaned up overnight

KILGORE, TX (KLTV) -

Clean up on an oil spill in Kilgore was completed overnight.

Kilgore Fire officials say oil that was covering parts of Old Gladewater Highway came from a pick-up truck which was hauling a tank battery (which holds oil), and was hauling it to a salvage yard. Police found the source of the oil leakage by following the trail of oil.

The oil was covering Old Gladewater Highway (Highway 135) as it intersects with Highway 31 and Highway 42, as well as the intersection of Industrial and Watson.

Kilgore Fire and HAZMAT crews from Longview worked the scene, and traffic was very congested in the area as crews worked on cleaning up the mess during the after-school traffic hours.

SWS Environmental is out this morning working on Industrial, which is also Highway 42 S. and Highway 135. Minimal delays are expected as they work their way north to Watson.

Authorities expect the clean up to be completed by Tuesday afternoon.

Copyright 2012 KLTV. All rights reserved.

  • NEWSMore>>

  • Man catches teen falling from park ride: 'It's OK to let go'

    Man catches teen falling from park ride: 'It's OK to let go'

    Sunday, June 25 2017 1:51 AM EDT2017-06-25 05:51:56 GMT
    Monday, June 26 2017 4:33 AM EDT2017-06-26 08:33:14 GMT
    A teen dangling about 25 feet off the ground from a moving gondola ride was saved by a man and his daughter at a New York amusement park. (Source: Fitsha Cirby/CNN)A teen dangling about 25 feet off the ground from a moving gondola ride was saved by a man and his daughter at a New York amusement park. (Source: Fitsha Cirby/CNN)

    Officials: Teenage girl falls 25 feet from gondola ride at update New York amusement park, no serious injuries reported.

    More >>

    Officials: Teenage girl falls 25 feet from gondola ride at update New York amusement park, no serious injuries reported.

    More >>
  • SpaceX launches 10 satellites from California air base

    SpaceX launches 10 satellites from California air base

    Sunday, June 25 2017 11:52 AM EDT2017-06-25 15:52:28 GMT
    Monday, June 26 2017 4:32 AM EDT2017-06-26 08:32:47 GMT

    SpaceX is going for a weekend double-header with a planned launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, just two days after a successful satellite launch from Florida.

    More >>

    SpaceX is going for a weekend double-header with a planned launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, just two days after a successful satellite launch from Florida.

    More >>
  • Trump scrambles for GOP health votes; budget score looms

    Trump scrambles for GOP health votes; budget score looms

    Monday, June 26 2017 3:02 AM EDT2017-06-26 07:02:42 GMT
    Monday, June 26 2017 4:03 AM EDT2017-06-26 08:03:20 GMT

    So far, five Republican senators are expressing opposition to the Senate GOP plan that would scuttle much of former President Barack Obama's health law, as they await a key analysis from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office.

    More >>

    So far, five Republican senators are expressing opposition to the Senate GOP plan that would scuttle much of former President Barack Obama's health law, as they await a key analysis from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly