Work continues to remove oil from lock along Tenn-Tom Waterway

Crews are still removing spilled oil from the Jamie Whitten Lock at Bay Springs Lake in Tishomingo County.

Posted: Sep 11, 2019 1:31 PM
Updated: Sep 16, 2019 3:23 PM

NEW SITE, Miss. (WTVA) - Crews are still working to remove crude oil from the Jamie Whitten Lock in Tishomingo County.

A damaged crude oil barge spilled the oil on Sunday.

The U.S. Coast Guard estimates approximately 117,000 gallons of oil was released.

However, the amount has been contained.

Workers removed the remaining amount from the barge.

The Coast Guard says there is no reported impact to surrounding wildlife.

The spill and resulting closure are impacting traffic along the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway.

Investigators are working to determine what caused the incident.

UPDATEDamaged barge removed from Tenn-Tom Waterway lock in Tishomingo County

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