Spill leaves North 4th Street in Murray hazardous for driving | Transportation
MURRAY, KY (KFVS) - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet reports hazardous driving conditions on KY 2075/North 4th Street after a vehicle left an oil or hydraulic fluid spill.
This is along about a ½ mile section of KY 2075/North 4th Street between Andrus Drive and Bee Creek Bridge north of Murray’s downtown area.
The KYTC Calloway County Highway Maintenance Crew has spread #11 stone along this section in an effort to absorb the oil and improve traction for vehicles.
Due to the threat of rain and the continued hazard posed by an oil slick along KY 2075/North 4th Street in Murray, the KYTC Calloway County Highway Maintenance Crews say they have placed message boards at each end of this section to alert motorists to potential traction issues.
Transportation officials say most of the oil appears to be along the northbound lane, but may be tracked over to the southbound lane in places. Crews says fine gravel spread over the oil slick has helped provide better traction and absorbed the oil.
Crews say message boards will remain along this section until sometime Tuesday morning when an environmental remediation team should complete clean up of the area.
Drivers are asked to use caution along KY 2075/North 4th Street between Andrus Drive and the Bee Creek Bridge. This is the connector from downtown Murray to US 641 North.
The owner of the vehicle that leaked the fluid will be responsible for cleaning the roadway and any environmental issues, according to KYTC.
Drivers are urged to use caution along this section of KY 2075/North 4th Street in Murray.
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