Building evacuated, roads closed due to potential ammonia leak in Brampton
Brampton Fire and Emergency Services are on scene for a potentially dangerous leak this morning.
Police were called at 8:16 a.m. for a possible ammonia leak at Maple Lodge Farms on Winston Churchill Boulevard, north of Steeles Avenue.
The building has been evacuated and no injuries are reported at this time.
“We are asking anyone within the area of the plant to please remain inside until further notice,” police said.
Steeles is closed from Heritage to Tenth Line and Winston Churchill is closed south of Embleton to the 407. Closures are expected to remain in place for several hours.
Residents are asked to avoid the area.
UPDATE: Police say the ammonia threat level has decreased substantially and there is no threat to public safety.
All roadways have been reopened but the plant will remain closed until further notice.
Brampton Fire and Emergency Services still at the scene, Gas levels in the plant are down from ventilations. All roads in the area are open and self isolation has been cancelled. All crews are still committed. We should be releasing— Brampton Fire & Emergency Services (@BramptonFireES) May 31, 2020
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