Oil Spilling into Lake Conway, Neighborhood Evacuated
A crude oil pipeline ruptured this afternoon near Mayflower, causing oil to spill into Lake Conway.
Haz-Mat crews are on the scene near Mayflower in Faulkner County.
Brandon Morris with the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management says Exxon owns the pipeline.
Morris says the Haz-Mat crews are evaluating the situation, and will likely call on the Department of Environmental Quality to do an assessment of the lake and the surrounding area.
There’s no word yet on how much oil spilled or what caused the pipeline to burst.
Faulkner County Judge Allen Dodson says the nearby subdivision in the area around Starlight Road North has been evacuated, and the incident has been declared an emergency.