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9/19/06-Smith County

Oil Slick Coats East Texas Highway

It looks like something out of a James Bond movie, but an oil slick on an East Texas roadway poses a real danger.

The eastbound lane of F.M. 16 was closed for a time about five miles east of Lindale this afternoon after the engine of a dump truck exploded.  It just came apart.

You can easily see why this was so dangerous, the entire lane was coated with oil.

Fortunately, there were no accidents and crews from the Lindale Volunteer Fire Department sprayed the slick with a chemical to break down the oil.

Sand then absorbed the rest of it. There were no injuries.

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