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A cargo ship collided with a bridge in Texas, causing an oil spill

A barge crashed into a bridge pier in Galveston, Texas, on Wednesday, spilling oil into the water and destroying part of the bridge. It is worth noting that due to the disaster, the only road leading to a small island that hosts a university was closed, as officials said. There were no immediate reports of injuries, although officials said one person in the truck was struck and fell into the water but was quickly pulled out. The accident resulted in oil spilling from the truck into the canal outside Galveston Bay, and crews were working to clean it up, officials said. The truck holds 30,000 gallons, but it's unclear how much spilled into the bay, Galveston County spokesman Spencer Lewis said. He said about 6.5 miles (10.5 kilometers) of the waterway was closed because of the spill. The island, connected to Galveston by bridge, is home to a major shipyard, Texas A&M University Galveston, and Seawolf Park, a former […]
Source: News Beast

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