Galveston Bay oil spill responders were able to stay out on the water and on the beaches Thursday as weather conditions were not as severe as the U.S. Coast Guard had feared.

“There was not a significant slowdown,” said U.S. Coast Guard Chief Warrant Officer Kimberly Smith of the cleanup.

Contact reporter Christopher Smith Gonzalez at 409-583-5314 or chris.gonzalez@galvnews.com

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