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Hiland Crude Pipeline Oil Spill in McKenzie County

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A broken oil pipeline in McKenzie County spills almost 34,000 gallons of crude and forces a county road to temporarily close.

The spill occurred around five a.m. Thursday near the small town of Alexander.

A release from Oklahoma-based Hiland Crude states that "specialized contractors were onsite before 6:30 a.m., and the flow of crude oil was substantially controlled at that time. "

No injuries were reported.

A county road was closed down temporarily while trucks move the contaminated soil.

State water officials say this was a bigger spill than normal but that no water sources were contaminated.

"In this situation it did not reach waters in the state, it was all contained in a dry drainage and it will take some time for the vegetation to re-establish, and to ensure that there's no erosion during the repair process so it in time will be back to normal." says Dennis Fewless, North Dakota Water Quality Director, Department of Health.

Fewless says cleanup crews have taken out 80 loads of soil and product so far and that the cleanup will continue at least Saturday or through the weekend.

Crews will start reclaiming the area next week.

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