Oil Line Bursts In Clark County

WINCHESTER, Ky. (AP) - An emergency management official says a 24-inch oil line has ruptured on a farm south of Winchester in Clark County.

Steve Oglesby of the Kentucky Division of Emergency Management says the leak involves about 200 barrels containing some 8,400 gallons of oil. The line that broke carries crude oil to a refinery in Ashland.

Oglesby says there is no immediate danger to the public or the water supply because the oil is not free-flowing. He says it is a relatively minor leak compared to some others the state has experienced in recent years.

Pipeline officials and emergency personnel were on the scene Monday afternoon.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station. powered by Disqus