Oil sheen detected in Bayou Teche in St. Mary Parish

Posted at 2:58 PM, Aug 04, 2018

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.