Oil spill cleanup blocks traffic to Texas ship channel; residue 12 miles out in Gulf of Mexico

  • Article by: MICHAEL GRACZYK , Associated Press
  • Updated: March 23, 2014 - 11:20 PM

TEXAS CITY, Texas — A barge that once carried some 900,000 gallons of heavy tar-like oil was cleared of its remaining contents Sunday, a day after the vessel collided with a ship in the busy Houston Ship Channel and leaked about a fifth of its cargo into the waterway.

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