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Crews cleaning up minor oil and tar spill in Madisonville

A minor oil and tar spill shutdown a section of Hwy. 21 on Wednesday. (FOX 8) A minor oil and tar spill shutdown a section of Hwy. 21 on Wednesday. (FOX 8)
MADISONVILLE, LA (WVUE) -

A piece of equipment fell off of a truck, forcing the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office to shut down a roadway in Madisonville.

Authorities called a hazardous materials crew to the eastbound on-ramp of I-12 at Hwy. 21 due to tar and oil spilling onto the road.

A piece of equipment fell off of a truck Wednesday afternoon, according to deputies.

The sheriff’s office could not give a time frame on how long it would take to clean up the mess.

Authorities say the spill is not affecting the actual flow of traffic on I-12.

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