Crime, Fire + Courts

Oil spill temporarily closes roadway near landfill

By From page A2 | October 04, 2013

A portion of County Road 28H near the Yolo County Landfill was shut down Wednesday morning due to a hydraulic oil spill, according to the Davis Fire Department.

The spill occurred shortly before 11 a.m. after a street sweeper contracted by the landfill had a hydraulic hose line break, spilling an estimated 15 to 20 gallons of fluid over about a quarter-mile of the rural roadway, Fire Department spokeswoman Evelyn George said.

California Highway Patrol officers also responded to the scene, closing a portion of the road between the landfill entrance and County Road 105 while landfill workers and firefighters applied absorbent material to the spill. A private company was brought in to remove and dispose of the material and contaminated soil, George said.

Lauren Keene

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