WILLARD BAY — Authorities are cleaning up a diesel fuel spill at Willard Bay State Park.
The entire park is closed, the north side due to the spill and the south side for winterization work.
Deena Loyola, spokeswoman for the Utah State Parks, said parks officials are working to reopen the south side within several days. The north side will remain closed for an undetermined period.
Greg Hardy, a spokesman for Chevron Oil, owner of the pipeline, said about 2:30 p.m. Monday company officials noticed a drop in pressure in the line. Chevron confirmed the leak and mobilized emergency and cleanup crews.
Workers placed flotation booms in a retenttion pond to try to collect the spilled fuel.
Hardy said the pipeline begins at a Chevron refinery in Salt Lake City and ends at a station in Burley, Idaho.
Hardy said he did not know how much fuel spilled or how long cleanup may take.
The diesel fuel did not reach Willard Bay, and was contained in a retention pond, Loyola said.
Loyola said only one animal, a beaver, is known to have been touched by the fuel.
The Standard-Examiner will provide more information as it becomes available.