Angelus Oaks, CA, April 28, 2013 – Highway 38 remains closed until further notice, as clean-up of a major fuel spill continues.

The Public Information Officer for the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW), Andrew Hughan, said, “We know it’s a real inconvenience for people to have the highway closed, but it’s imperative that we get as much fuel out of Cold Creek as possible. The only way to do that is to keep the highway closed until we and the CHP feel it’s safe for both crews and the public.”

Cold Creek runs just 15 feet from Highway 38, providing unfettered access to the gas and diesel that spilled from a tanker after it overturned. A division of the CDFW, the Office of Oil Spill Prevention and Response, called in 40 contractors immediately after the incident on April 26.