Oil spill, rain lethal combination

ANOTHER oil spill on the Bangalow Road near Lismore yesterday morning made wet conditions even more treacherous.

Police called in Lismore City Council road crews about 9am to clean up the spill on the north-bound side of Bangalow Road between Lismore and Bexhill after reports from concerned drivers.

Road worker Mick Alchin said they had the spill cleaned up by 10am, after bioactive absorbent was applied.

“We can get one of these a week, which can cause a lot of problems, particularly in the wet weather,” he said.

“If you hit a spill you could be in a lot of trouble. It wouldn’t take much to skid off the road.”

Inspector Bill McKenna of Lismore police, said such slicks were not uncommon on heavy traffic roads like Bangalow Road and he warned people to drive to the conditions.

“Oil spills on wet roads can be a deadly combination,” he said.



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