Oil slick discovered after cattle car drives off Snake River Bridge

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The Department of Ecology is responding to an oil spill that was left behind after a collision involving a cattle truck Monday night near Burbank.

Pasco Police Sgt. Scott Warren says the semi was involved in a crash with another vehicle on Highway 12 near milepost 222 at the Snake River Bridge.

The accident caused the semi between the two bridges where it got hung up on a set of train tracks, stopping it from going into the Snake River.

Warren says there were no serious injuries in the accident.

According to Joye Redfield-Wilder with the Department of Ecology, about 140 gallons of diesel likely spilled from the truck, and there is an oil sheen reported in the river Tuesday morning, near the sight of the accident.

Ecology’s Spills Prevention, Preparedness and Response crew arrived on the scene before noon Tuesday.

Pasco Police Sgt. Scott Warren says the semi was involved in a crash with another vehicle on Highway 12 near milepost 222 at the Snake River Bridge.

The accident caused the semi between the two bridges where it got hung up on a set of train tracks, stopping it from going into the Snake River.

Warren says there were no serious injuries in the accident.

According to the Department of Ecology, about 140 gallons of diesel likely spilled from the truck, and there is an oil sheen reported in the river Tuesday morning, near the sight of the accident.

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