Crews Removing Part Of Ruptured Oil Pipeline

Apr 15, 2013

Crews are working to cut and remove the damaged part of a pipeline that ruptured last month and spilled thousands of barrels of oil in central Arkansas.

Officials say the damaged part of ExxonMobil Pipeline Co.'s Pegasus pipeline will removed on Monday.

Part of the pipeline ruptured on March 29 and spilled an estimated 5,000 barrels of oil at Mayflower, about 25 miles northwest of Little Rock.

ExxonMobil and local officials say a 52-foot section of the pipeline will be cut and placed on a truck so it can be taken to a laboratory for testing.  

Officials still haven't said what caused the pipeline to rupture and spew oil onto lawns and roadways.

No one was hurt, but the oil spill led authorities to evacuate more than 20 homes.