Authorities in Carbon County are cleaning up after a crash on Thursday night resulted in an 8,000-gallon crude oil spill on Highway 6 near the Carbonville on-ramp that covered the road and leaked into the Price River.

According to the Carbon County Sheriff’s office, Hazmat technicians placed booms at multiple locations downstream. The Price River Water Improvement District and the Environmental Protection Agency have both been alerted and have issued a statement that the local drinking and irrigation water are both safe.

“This incident took place below the water treatment plant, meaning that the spill is not affecting drinking water or agricultural water,” the sheriff's office posted on Facebook. “Carbon Canal has diverted some water away from the river to avoid further contamination and expedite mitigation efforts.”

Highway 6 from the Carbonville exit through Exit 240 remained closed on Friday morning. The Department of Environmental Quality and EPA are on scene monitoring quantities of contaminate along the river, according to the sheriff’s office, and a crew from the clean-up company Enviro Care is packaging contaminates and debris for disposal.

According to police, at about midnight on Thursday a Maverick Tesoro truck entered oncoming traffic, hit a bridge and rolled, resulting in the leak. The accident remains under investigation.