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Prince Phillip Parkway clogged after cooking oil spill

Warning signs and absorbent material are seen along the trail of spilled cooking oil on the Prince Phillip Parkway in St. John's Tuesday afternoon.
Warning signs and absorbent material are seen along a long trail of spilled cooking oil on the Prince Phillip Parkway in St. John's Tuesday afternoon. - Joe Gibbons

Workers with Pardy’s Waste Management Ltd. spread absorbent material in an effort to clean up a cooking oil spill on Arctic Avenue in St. John's Tuesday.
Workers with Pardy’s Waste Management Ltd. spread absorbent material in an effort to clean up a cooking oil spill on Arctic Avenue in St. John's Tuesday.

Traffic along Prince Philip Drive and through the Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN) Tuesday afternoon was slowed down considerably as authorities worked to clean up a major cooking oil spill.

The spill — which stretched from the Wicklow Street intersection, along the Parkway down onto Morrissey Road and Arctic Avenue on the MUN campus — was caused by a truck carrying cooking oil which sprang a leak.

Over the course of the afternoon fire department crews, City of St. John's crews and later workers with Pardy’s Waste Management Ltd. could be seen spreading absorbent material in an effort to clean up the spill. 

Metrobus service in the area was also affected.

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