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Mar 10, 2014 1:14 PM

Oil Tanker Truck Spill Causes Road Closures in Karnes County

KARNES CITY - The Texas Department of Transportation has closed off nine miles of road in Karnes County to allow the cleanup of oil spilled from a tanker truck on FM 81 and FM 1144.

A spokesman says three miles of FM 81, FM 1144 to County Road 217, is closed off. Also six miles of FM 1144, from FM 81 to County Road 197 is closed.

TxDOT says rain caused some problems with the cleanup today, so the roads will remain closed until at least Tuesday morning.

Seek alternate routes if headed towards the roads west of Karnes City and south of Falls City.

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