Henrico leaders carefully monitoring Goochland petroleum spill

A burt pipeline near Tuckahoe Creek is to blame for the spill, according to county officials.

Henrico County officials are carefully monitoring a petroleum spill that occurred earlier this week in Goochland County, the county said in a statement this morning.

Henrico authorities were notified July 6th by Goochland County of a possible leak on a petroleum pipeline. Because the pipeline is adjacent to Tuckahoe Creek, which borders Henrico, public safety officials have had ongoing discussions to ensure residents are provided information about the incident.

The suspected leak is about 100 yards south of River Road on the Goochland side of Tuckahoe Creek. No Henrico property or waterway is directly affected.

Representatives of Plantation Pipeline, the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, the Virginia Department of Emergency Management, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and private contractors are on the scene, according to Henrico County.

Motorists traveling on River Road between South Gaskins Road in Henrico and Blair Road in Goochland are urged to proceed with caution and beware of construction vehicles entering and exiting the site. Temporary road closures may occur for the off-loading of equipment. Drivers are encouraged to use alternate routes if possible.

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