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Oil spill in Wichita Falls backs up traffic briefly

(Source: KAUZ) (Source: KAUZ)
WICHITA FALLS, TX (KAUZ) -

Hazmat crews cleaned up an oil spill in Wichita Falls Thursday afternoon. 

Just before 5:00 p.m. a tractor trailer was turning onto Central Freeway from Airport Road when a diesel line under the motor blew. 

Wichita Falls Fire Department officials said that caused about 10 gallons of oil to spill over a big area of the roadway. 

The oil crept up to the I44 on-ramp. 

There were no injuries reported but traffic was backed up while crews cleaned the area. 

The stretch was reopened at 6:00 p.m. 

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