Oil spill clean up continues at Stamford nature preserve
Part of a nature preserve in Stamford was flooded with 3,000 gallons of oil Wednesday morning. The spill happened about 500 feet down from High Ridge Road, blocking off the busy road.Firefighters say a tanker truck was heading northbound on High Ridge when a car heading west went under the truck, disenabling its valves and causing oil to spill on both sides of the road.For workers the clean up process is a race against time and the weather. Ken LeClerc of the Department of Environmental Protection says if they can't get the majority of the oil out of the pond before the heavy rains start, they will be fighting to keep it contained further downstream.Apparently there is no threat to wildlife in the area and the natural habitat should not be affected once all of the clean up is complete. Crews hope to have the road open late Wednesday night and finish their work by Thursday.