The oil spill, estimated to be hundreds of liters in size, disrupted traffic on a major road in Invercargill.
A spokeswoman said the New Zealand Fire and Rescue Service (FENZ) was called to the spill at 9:35am near a roundabout at Elles Road and Tweed Street.
The spill also extended to Elles Rd and was estimated at hundreds of liters.
“That’s quite a spill.”
A fire brigade was dispatched, working with police to partially close the roundabout and hose the oil out.
A council was also expected at the scene.
The cause of the spill was unknown.
A police spokesman said police became aware of the spill around 9:40 a.m. and there was a problem affecting roundabout traffic.
https://www.odt.co.nz/regions/southland/hundreds-litres-oil-spill-invercargill-roundabout Hundreds of liters of oil spill at Invercargill roundabout