Crews cleaning up motor oil spilled in Hampton

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Posted on October 16, 2012 at 8:27 AM

HAMPTON -- Crews were working to clean up a huge oil spill in Briarfield Tuesday morning.

3,000 gallons of motor oil spilled into a drainage ditch on Mingee Drive after a storage tank leaked over the weekend.

The oil was headed in the direction of the New Market Creek, so officials were trying to contain its movement.

They said that the oil poses no threat to the community because it is thin.

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