Oil spill temporarily closes section of northbound I-83

February 11, 2011|By Liz F. Kay, The Baltimore Sun

A northbound section of Interstate 83 in Baltimore was temporarily closed Friday while city fire and state environmental crews cleaned about 15 gallons of spilled oil near Calvert Street, according to officials.

The northbound lanes of the expressway between Fayette Street and Maryland Avenue were expected to reopen by 12:45 p.m., according to fire spokesman Chief Kevin Cartwright.

There were no reports of injuries.

Cartwright said a truck that was carrying waste oil began leaking near Calvert Street and up to North Avenue, where its driver exited onto Sisson Street.

liz.kay@baltsun.com

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