The City of Asheville says several thousand gallons of oil leaked from an above ground tank at a business on Smoky Park Highway Friday afternoon. The leak was discovered by workers at a nearby business. The City of Asheville says it appears the leak started after a piece of equipment malfunctioned.
The City of Asheville says the oil leaked into a storm drain that connected to Hominy Creek. They don’t believe the spill reached the French Broad River. Crews spent Friday night cleaning up the spill. The EPA is on the scene.