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Enbridge makes road repairs around Michigan oil spill area

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Associated Press

MARSHALL, Mich. -- A pipeline company responsible for last year's more than 800,000 gallon oil spill that contaminated southern Michigan's Kalamazoo River is resurfacing miles of area roads.

The Battle Creek Enquirer reports ( ) Friday that Enbridge Inc. is expected to be working through September on about 19 miles of roads in Calhoun County that were damaged by heavy truck use and detoured traffic since the spill.

Calgary, Alberta-based Enbridge says it typically makes such road repairs if needed.

The repairs come as the Calhoun County Road Commission struggles to find funds to keep about 1,300 miles of county roads drivable.

The county estimates the work would cost more than $2 million.

The spill reported July 26, 2010 came from an Enbridge pipeline running from Griffith, Ind., to Sarnia, Ontario.