A crude oil leak near the intersection of Magic Mountain Parkway and The Old Road prompted the response of the Los Angeles County Fire Department’s Health Hazardous Materials Division on Friday.
The incident occurred at approximately 1:40 p.m. near the Interstate 5 entrance and exit. While the cause of the leak is unknown at the time of this publication, officials from the city of Santa Clarita say it originated from an oil pipe that runs underneath Magic Mountain Parkway.
Giovanni Sanchez, spokesman for the Fire Department, said one HAZMAT unit was on the scene.
Carrie Lujan, spokeswoman for the city of Santa Clarita, said HAZMAT had “mitigated the leak” by approximately 3:30 p.m.
Steven Frasher, spokesman for the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works, said the spill was contained to the sidewalk it spilled onto. Frasher also the pipe was owned by a private company, but did not know which company it was.
Two lanes were expected to be closed on Magic Mountain Parkway between the I-5 northbound exit and The Old road until a full cleanup can be completed. Public Works did not know how long that would take.
Approximately 5 to 7 gallons of crude oil was estimated to have leaked and there were no ecological concerns, as far as Public Works was concerned.