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Oil sheen detected in Bayou Teche in St. Mary Parish

Posted: 2:58 PM, Aug 04, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-04 15:58:04-04

The St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Marine Section responded to a report of a fuel spill in the Bayou Teche in the Centerville area around 12:25 p.m. 

The Marine Section located a sheen on the water and believe the affected area to be a mile long across the bayou. 

The U.S. Coast Guard also responded to the scene.

The public is asked to avoid the area.