Signal Hill oil spill

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SIGNAL HILL (CNS) – An oil spill at a Signal Hill oil tank farm today prompted the closure of Atlantic Avenue between Willow and Spring Streets.

The spill at 2700 N. Olive Ave. was reported about 8 a.m. and was contained within about 30 minutes, authorities said.

“A high-pressure line carrying crude oil was going into a tank, and the tank overflowed,” Los Angeles County Fire Department Inspector Quvondo Johnson said. “The oil went down a storm drain, as well as down the street.”

Officer Ricardo Oliveros of the Signal Hill Police Department said the affected section of Atlantic Avenue was expected to be closed for at least 24 hours for the clean-up.

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