About 10,000 gallons of crude oil spilled over a large area of Atwater Village Thursday, leaving two hospitalized, streets flooded and businesses closed. By Thursday afternoon, cleanup was expected to take another 24 hours.
Approximately 10,000 gallons of crude oil spilled over a half-mile area after an above-ground oil line broke around 12:15 a.m. near 5175 W. San Fernando Road on Thursday, May 15, 2014.
Aerial video shows how far oil sprayed over part of Atwater Village after a leak from a pressurized pipeline early Thursday May 15, 2014. The geyser left a coating of oil on a nearby adult entertainment club. – NBC Los Angeles