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Several Area Agencies Respond To Crude Oil Leak In Edwardsville

EDWARDSVILLE – Edwardsville Fire Department is currently responding to a crude oil leak at the intersection of Illinois State Route 143 and Illinois State Route 159 near Old Alton Edwardsville Road.

Madison County Emergency Management Agency, Madison County Hazmat, Phillips 66 Wood River Refinery, Marathon Pipeline and Edwardsville Fire Department have responded to the site.

Residents should avoid the area and note the following road closures: Wanda Road from New Poag Road to Wagon Wheel- Old Alton Edwardsville Road from Illinois State Route 143 to west of the Cahokia Canal.

The smell could be smelled for miles.

More information to come.

Chris Rhodes
Author: Chris Rhodes

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