An oil spill on Burdick Expressway East Tuesday morning prompted the City of Minot to sand a lane of traffic and urge motorists to be cautious.
Alan Walter, public works director, said the cause of the thin film of oil spread over half mile on Burdick is unknown. It likely was a spill from a truck or equipment, he said. City workers noticed the spill and began cleanup about 10:30 a.m.
The spill occurred in an westbound lane between Souris Drive, near the Holiday Inn, and Roosevelt Park. Before the city staff noticed the spill, traffic tracked the oil to the west end of the park.
Sand covers a lane on Burdick Expressway East near the fairgrounds Tuesday after city crews sanded an oil spill.
The city sanded the lane to blot the spill and urged motorists to be careful because of the loose sand. A street sweeper was to follow up in removing the oil-soaked sand. The city expects to finish cleaning up today. The spill presented no environmental hazard, and the cost of cleanup will be minimal, Walter said.