Cleanup crews work to get oily mess off beach

ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (AP) - Cleanup crews worked through the night
to remove oil from the white sand at Orange Beach.

The popular beach near the Alabama-Florida line was particularly hard hit by pools of crude that washed in with the surf on Saturday.

By 5:30 a.m. Sunday, a long row of plastic bags filled with oil and sand sat along the beach.

The night before oil had been caked as thick as four inches.

The remaining sand on the beach was stained a dark brown hue.

A light tower illuminated an area where some of the heaviest deposits were left a day earlier.

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