Bayou Teche Re-Opened In St. Mary Parish
The St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office reports that the portion of Bayou Teche affected by an oil spill near the end of last month has been re-opened with some restrictions.
In the last week of March, 11,500 gallons of oil overflowed from a tank into the waterway.
Now officials say they have re-opened that area, but they do advise there is a no wake zone between the buoys.
Coast Guard officials say the spill was reported the evening of Monday, March 28, by PSC Industrial Outsourcing.
After investigating, it was determined that a "too full" alarm failed, and the oil spilled over.
The Environmental Protection Agency took over the clean up of the area, and most of the work was on land as that's where most of the oil ended up and not in the water.