Blue Ridge pipeline spill affecting flow of oil nationally

Published: Jan. 30, 2017 at 4:54 PM CST
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BLUE RIDGE, Texas (KXII) -- A ruptured pipeline on State Highway 121, about a mile away south of Highway 160 is still shut down, and is affecting the flow of oil nationwide.

The Seaway pipeline transports 400,000 barrels of oil per day from Cushing, Okla. to the refineries in the Gulf of Mexico.

It was ruptured on Monday by a contractor, and it started spewing oil into the air.

It's unclear how much crude oil was spilled, but about 4,000 barrels of oil (168,000 gallons) have been recovered according to Texas Railroad Commission spokespersons.

No impact to water has been reported.

A dam is being constructed at the end of the spill path to prevent runoff from entering a nearby creek in case of rain.