Cleanup crews have recovered 4,000 gallons of crude and other fluids that leaked from an onshore Alaska pipeline over the weekend after a weather delay.

The spill was detected Saturday morning at a North Slope production site owned by Houston-based Hilcorp but cleanup efforts were delayed by a blizzard.

The leak came from a 10-inch production line at Tract 14 in Milne Point, KTUU said.

Wells at the tract were shut in following the accident.

Officials with the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation said crews reached the site early Sunday morning and have been using vacuum trucks to remove the fluids.

The cause and size of the spill is still being investigated, the AP said.

The DEC said an estimated 3,800 square foot area was contaminated by released fluids.



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