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Report: Oil spill closes Bayou Teche

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An oil spill has forced the closure of Bayou Teche between Jeanerette and Charenton until further notice, according to a report by | The Times-Picayune.

The waterway is closed to commercial vessels because an unknown amount of crude oil spilled into the bayou during a tank fill up around 8 p.m. Monday.

The source of the spill has been secured, according to a U.S. Coast Guard release.

Federal, state and local authorities are investigating the cause of the spill.

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