SOMERS, N.Y. - Cleanup crews are hoping to stop 200 gallons of oil from reaching the Amawalk Reservoir tonight, Monday, after a resident's oil tank was "compromised," according to Supervisor Rick Morrissey.
News 12 first tweeted news of the spill on Granite Springs Road at 10:45 p.m. Monday, Aug. 6
Morrissey said "a minimum of 200 gallons" of fuel oil has leaked into the ground. Emergency responders are on the scene with booms, or absorbent pads, attempting to stop the oil from reaching the nearby body of water.
"Tri-State Environmental is on scene and will take over the cleanup," Morrissey said. Tri-State Environmental Services is a 24-hour emergency spill response company.
Cleanup could take one or two days, Morrissey said, but so far there is no indication that the spill will be harmful to the community. Morrissey said the Somers Volunteer Fire Department would issue a statement should that situation change.
Check back for updates on this developing story.