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Orangeburg Road open again after grease spill

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UPDATE: Orangeburg Road is open to traffic again after an afternoon grease spill. The Old Fort Fire Department, with HEPACO, finished cleaning up the spill in Summerville around 6:30 p.m.

The spill shut down Orangeburg Road from Central Avenue to Devon Road starting around 1 p.m. Tuesday afternoon.

According to Captain Allen Purifoy with Old Fort Fire and Rescue, the spill happened behind the Piggly Wiggly at the intersection of Central Avenue and Orangeburg Road. Purifoy says a truck, carrying cooking oil from restaurants, was pumping grease from storage tanks behind the shopping center when the spill occurred.

Crews put sand on the roads to soak up the grease. It took several hours for the spill to be cleaned up and to make the road safe for drivers. No accidents were reported as a result of the spill. 

 

 

 

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