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Wednesday, October 2, 2013

UPDATE: Propane Still Leaking & Hwy Closed

UPDATE: Division Chief Mark Wilson of City Fire tells CHSJ News there is still propane leaking from the rail car and they are re-entering the scene to mitigate the leak. 

Emergency crews called out early this afternoon to deal with a propane leak from a rail car near Haymarket Square.

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.

Members of Irving Oil's hazardous materials team are on scene as well as NB Southern Railway officials.