NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - New Orleans fire fighters responded to an oil leak from a garbage truck that spanned 21 blocks of Tchoupitoulas Street. Fire crews were called Saturday at 8:13 a.m. to the stretch of Tchoupitoulas Street between Eighth Street and Valence Street.
An NOFD spokesperson says that the substance was hydraulic oil that leaked from a River Parish garbage truck.
Crews say that the oil is non-hazardous and they will stay on the scene until the substance is cleaned.
Motorists are asked not to drive in that area until the streets are cleared.