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TEXAS CITY, Texas -- A barge carrying nearly a million gallons of oil collided with a ship in the Houston Ship Channel near Texas City Saturday afternoon.

The US Coast Guard believes some 160,000 gallons of heavy oil spilled into the channel.

The cleanup of an unknown amount of thick, sticky oil that spilled into the Galveston Bay blocked traffic Sunday between the Gulf of Mexico and one of the world's busiest petrochemical transportation waterways, affecting all vessels, even cruise ships.

Click here to view photos from the oil spill.

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