Oil spill shuts down Hwy. 87 at Teal Road

Published 9:02 am Friday, December 7, 2018

By Eric Williams

A bad case of drilling well oil mud spilled all over State Highway 87 North and South in Orange.

The road is closed is closed at Teal Road and traffic is being diverted to Farm to Market Road 1130 and State Highway 62.

The incident happened around 4 a.m. and caused a traffic wreck as one vehicle slid and flipped over into a ditch.

No injuries were reported.

TxDOT crews are on the scene to clean up State Highway 87. They expect to be closed for at least two more hours