- Associated Press - Monday, September 7, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) - A utility spokesman says a damaged Pepco pipeline has spilled several thousand gallons of non-toxic mineral oil into Rock Creek Park and that repairs are likely to take weeks.

Pepco spokesman Sean Kelley says mineral oil is used to insulate Pepco’s underground cables and that the company believes that an unaffiliated contractor damaged the pipeline while doing work in an area of Klingle Road NW.

The Washington Post (https://wapo.st/1Ftt9Gu ) reports the leak was discovered after traces of the oil were detected in Rock Creek. Officials publicized the spill in a news release Friday, but said there was “no cause for major concern.”

Three lanes of Klingle Road between Adams Mills Road and the bridge over Rock Creek Park are expected to remain closed until Tuesday.

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Information from: The Washington Post, https://www.washingtonpost.com

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