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Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Fire Chief Calls Propane Leak Scene "Stable"

Although propane is still leaking on and off from the railway tanker car in the Haymarket Square area, there's a very low probability that something is going to go wrong.

That word from Fire Chief Kevin Clifford, who says crews are getting very low readings, and the wind seems to be taking the propane away and leaving little opportunity for it to settle. 

He says the train was parked when staff on site realized there was a leak and called the fire department. Buildings within a 300-yard area of the railyard were evacuated and Highway 1 from Garden Street to Ashburn Lake Road, both eastbound and westbound lanes, have been closed.

Clifford says residents can take comfort in the fact that crews are being very cautious.

Division Fire Chief Mark Wilson tells CHSJ News crews are re-entering the scene to mitigate the leak.