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Oil slick causes traffic trouble in Western Kentucky

By Heartland News

MARSHALL COUNTY, KY (KFVS) - An uncapped fuel cap causes a big mess on a major roadway in Western Kentucky and sends several cars sliding.

According to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, a trucker filled his tank up at Love's Truck Stop in Calvert City and forgot to put the cap back on. Officials said diesel fuel sloshed out of the tank.

The oil trail runs along US 62 in the westbound lanes from the truck stop to the end of the Purchase Parkway in Calvert City, and south for about a mile along the parkway to the Interstate 24 Interchange, according to police.

Marshall County 911 dispatch reports several calls about vehicle skidding because of the oil slick.

Right now, highway crews are spreading sand along the route to soak up the oil. Police are asking drivers in the area to slow down in the area and be aware of road crews.

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