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Oil spill closes road in Williston

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WILLISTON, Vt. -

Police in Williston are trying to track down a truck they say caused a hazmat spill.

Police say the truck was in one lane of Williston Road sometime before noon Monday, and spilled hydraulic oil for nearly a half mile. The lane was shut down for more than five hours while the mess was cleaned up. This snarled traffic in both directions.

Authorities say it's possible the driver did not realize the truck had a leak. They're hoping that person will come forward.

"We've checked with local businesses in town in case there was a truck brought in for repair that they may not be aware made a spill. No one has come forth. We haven't been able to find anyone as of yet," explained Captain Timothy Gerry with the Williston Fire Department.

The fire department estimates the cleanup cost a few thousand dollars. The spill was contained to the road and will not have any environmental impact.

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