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Public asked to refrain from swimming or fishing in Tinker Creek

The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality has notified the Town of Vinton about a chemical spill that occurred in Tinker Creek in Botetourt County. While emergency responders in Botetourt County and Roanoke County are currently working with state agencies to contain the spill, citizens are asked to refrain from fishing or swimming in Tinker Creek to allow the cleanup to proceed.

Questions may be addressed to the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality at 562-6700.

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