We traced the Gulf Coast oil spill on Google Earth and then dropped it over Charlotte.(h/t CLT Blog)
The main part of the spill covers almost all of Mecklenburg and Cabarrus counties.
Another part of the slick would be somewhere near Shelby, and another large part of that spill stretches as far west as Asheville.
UPDATE: Check out these spectacular, chilling photos of the oil spill at Boston.com's Big Picture blog. (h/t Tommy Tomlinson):
The Observer's Mark Washburn, who's been covering the spill in New Orleans for McClatchy Newspapers, is working on a fascinating story about what happened on the oil drilling rig Deepwater Horizon on the day it exploded. His story, which will be in Sunday's paper, is one you won't want to miss!
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