BNSF Railway investigating oil sheen on Whitefish River

Whitefish River Oil Sheen Map
Posted at 2:31 PM, Apr 11, 2023
and last updated 2023-04-12 12:27:08-04

WHITEFISH - BNSF Railway is investigating an oil sheen that appeared on the Whitefish River in Whitefish Tuesday morning.

According to the City of Whitefish, the city received notice around 10:30 a.m. from BNSF Railway that an oil sheen appeared by the BNSF landing.

BNSF Railway is in the process of mobilizing equipment to do some investigation according to the notice.

The bike and pedestrian path has been closed between Miles Avenue and Edgewood Place along the river until further notice.