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HAZMAT team cleans up oil spill from auto shop in Danville

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DANVILLE (WSLS 10) - Hazardous materials (HAZMAT) crews will be in Danville for a few days cleaning up an oil spill.

According to the fire department, the spill happened just after 9 a.m. Monday at Woodall Chevrolet on Riverside Drive. Employees told crews a valve malfunctioned, releasing 400 gallons of motor oil onto the floor of the parts department and automotive shop.

Most of the oil was contained, but some leaked into a storm drain and then into the Dan River.

The Virginia departments of Environmental Quality and Emergency Management have been notified.