Crude oil pipeline near Edmond springs a leak

Tuesday, September 23rd 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Edmond-AP) -- A crude oil pipeline in Edmond ruptured, sending oil spurting more than 40 feet into the air.

Public information officer Tim Wheeler says the fire department got a call yesterday reporting a natural gas odor. Officials responded, and found the ruptured high-pressure line.

A valve was shut off to stop the flow, but Wheeler says the oil was flowing heavily for about two hours.

Firefighters built dikes and dams to prevent the oil from flowing into a nearby creek.

Officials are unsure how much oil got into the creek before the dams were built, but say it shouldn't affect residents or the water supply.

No injuries were reported. Crews are on the scene working on cleanup.