Texas Neighborhood Immersed in Coca-Cola after a Huge Spill at a Nearby Facility

Junie Sihlangu
Apr 05, 2019
11:43 A.M.
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On Tuesday, the City of El Paso found itself flooded with an unusual substance. A Coca-Cola vending facility close by had a spillage that ran down the streets.

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The neighborhood was covered in the sugary-drink and is even running into people’s yards.

The City of El Paso and the El Paso police were forced to close off several blocks in a lower valley neighborhood to contain the situation. The area where the spill occurred happens to have a Coca-Cola vending facility.

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El Paso fire dispatchers revealed that the spillage happened at around 10:30 p.m. on Tuesday. The Texas neighborhood’s Cook Drive had to be closed off between Callison and Loma Terrace road.

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To try and contain the spillage, city crews covered the sugary sludge with dirt. A number of homes woke up to find sludge in their yards and properties.

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On Wednesday, footage was shared that showed a worker rescuing a bird trapped in the sludge. A city employee revealed that the spillage had been contained.

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However, Coca-Cola has the responsibility to remove the sludge. The cleanup crews also mixed the soda with dirt in order to make it easier to remove.

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Some residents said they believed the soda came up through a drainage system. At the time, a representative from Coca-Cola was yet to address the matter.

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On September 25, 2018, the L'enoteca Zanardo Giussano wine distillery in Conegliano, Veneto had to perform a massive cleanup after one of its fermentation tanks spilled nearly 8,000 gallons of prosecco. A viral 6-second video of the incident was uploaded to Facebook.

In the footage taken in Italy, a river of wine could be seen flooding the winery as it spilled to the floor. The post revealed that the overflow was the result of overfilling in the silos.

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