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Roughly 300 gallons of diesel spilled on northern Caddo Parish roadway; roads reopened

According to the Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office, dispatchers got a call just before 5:30 a.m....
According to the Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office, dispatchers got a call just before 5:30 a.m. regarding a big-rig leaking fuel going south of Highway 169.(KSLA)
Published: Sep. 15, 2021 at 7:42 AM CDT|Updated: Sep. 15, 2021 at 11:39 AM CDT

CADDO PARISH, La. (KSLA) - A diesel spill closed several roadways in northern Caddo Parish Wednesday, Sept. 15. Currently, all roads have been reopened and there is no congestion.

According to the Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office, dispatchers got a call just before 5:30 a.m. regarding a big-rig leaking fuel going south of Highway 169.

Deputies pulled the big rig over at Highway 538 and North Market Street.

Southbound lanes from Mooringsport to Blanchard and northbound lanes from Blanchard to where the truck was stopped were closed at the time.

“Sgt. EJ Parker said the leak started at Croom St. in Mooringsport on LA-538 after the landing gear of the truck was clipped at the train tracks. No train was involved,” reads a news release.

The State Highway Department was dispatched and the oil company involved sent crews to assist with the cleanup.

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