DEVELOPING: Motor oil spill travels into channel of Illinois River in Spring Valley

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SPRING VALLEY (WEEK) — Officials say they are investigating a hazardous materials incident at Barto Landing in Spring Valley Saturday morning.

At around 5:00 a.m., the Spring Valley Fire Department requested assistance from Bureau County Emergency Management Agency and other departments regarding a report that an unknown subject released motor oil.

Keenan Campbell with Bureau County EMA says the oil has travelled into the channel of the Illinois River.

Several departments, including the US Coast Guard, are assisting.

Officials say Barto Landing will be closed until cleanup and mitigation is completed.

This story will be updated.

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