Oil spill on 15th Street East in Bradenton mopped up in one hour

December 16, 2013 

Firefighters from Southern Manatee Fire district work to clean up a spill of clean motor oil on 15th Street East in Bradenton Monday afternoon. A Seaboard Neumann truck out of Lakeland spilled about 55 gallons of oil down three blocks after one of the containers shifted in the truck and spilled. TIFFANY TOMPKINS-CONDIE/Bradenton Herald

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MANATEE -- Several local agencies Monday afternoon respondedto a spill of 55 gallons of oil along three blocks of 15th Street East near the intersection with State Road 70.

The spill happened about 2 p.m. The cleanup closed 15th Street East, between 51st Avenue East and State Road 70, or 53rd Avenue East,for about one hour, officials said.

The unused oil was being delivered in 55-gallon drums to local oil-change retailers. A jack on the truck punctured the drum, spilling the oil.

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