Weather causes first halt in cleanup since oil spill

MAYFLOWER (KATV) - Severe weather caused concerns in Mayflower Wednesday as the oil spill cleanup continued.

The rain "could complicate the recovery," according to Exxon representative Kimberly Jordan.

Crews were sent home for the day Wednesday afternoon because of safety concerns with the severe weather.

This is the first time since the oil spill happened work has stopped, Jordan said.

Other preparations included securing equipment and strengthening a containment system and protecting the main body of Lake Conway by installing an additional boom in an adjacent cove.

Night crews will be staged and ready to go as soon as it is deemed safe.