Oil/Grease Spill on U Street NW – Massive Clean up Continues

Photo courtesy of @DDOTDC

Around 7:30 this morning word started to spread on twitter that U Street was a mess. Literally. Around 9am DDOTDC updates on twitter:

“U street NW closed in both directions due to grease spill. Cleanup could take another 1-2 hours. Use alt. routes.”

At 9:50am they write:

“Update: U St will reopen shortly. Traffic will help grind sand into roadway but use extreme caution. 10 mph please.”

Word is the spill spreads all the way from 16th to 7th St, NW.

DCist reports:

“According to a DDOT employee working on the scene, a truck that was driving down U Street at 4 a.m. this morning left a significant trail of oil and grease on the road.”

Anyone pass through this morning?

Photo courtesy of Jay’O

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