Minor oil spill on Robie Street slows roundabout

Ryan Cooke
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Cst. Dal Hutchinson stood at the entrance to the Robie Street roundabout directing traffic through, as crews from the Cobequid District Fire Department and Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal worked to clean up a minor oil spill.

Cst. Dal Hutchinson directs traffic through the roundabout at the bottom of Robie Street, where firemen and Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal crews clean up an oil spill.

Where the spill came from is unknown, but it was reported at approximately 7 p.m. when a passing motorist noticed the slippery conditions through the roundabout. With grey skies and rain looming, crews responded quickly to clean up the mess.

"There was a pretty steady flow of traffic at first, but it's died off quite a bit now, thankfully," Hutchinson said.

No other spills were found in the area, leading the constable to believe whoever lost the oil probably didn't even notice.

As of 9 p.m. traffic was slow through the roundabout, but still moving.

Organizations: Cobequid District Fire Department, Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal

Geographic location: Robie Street

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  • debi
    June 06, 2014 - 16:21

    This is what happened on Robie street .