SLO Fire Department contains oil floating in San Luis Creek
About 5 to 10 gallons of hydraulic fluid spilled into San Luis Creek on Wednesday afternoon.
San Luis Obispo firefighters used a boom and pads to contain the spill, which originated from Highway 101 between California Boulevard and Santa Rosa Street, Caltrans spokesman Jim Shivers said.
The fluid came from a cement truck that had an equipment malfunction on the highway on Tuesday afternoon, causing the fluid to leak. Crews at the time were able to build a dirt dam and contain the fluid, but for an unknown reason, the fluid started flowing into the creek Wednesday, CHP Officer Jordan Richards said.