Chlorine fog caused roads
to be shut down By staff reports
The fog of
chlorine which hovered over the Kokomo Waste Water Treatment Plant
Wednesday morning causing Markland and Park avenues to be closed was
due to minor overflow and not an actual chlorine leak, the City of
Kokomo police officers
blocked off Markland between Park Avenue and Berkley Road while Kokomo
firefighters arrived to access the possible hazardous materials
spokesperson said construction (putting in new screens), at the plant
caused a minor chlorine overflow and as a precaution officials treated
it as if it were a leak.
A small cloud of gas was
released but it dissipated within a half mile of the plant to safe
levels. Traffic was diverted from the area until firefighters could
determine it was safe.
Officials were alerted to
the situation at 10 a.m. The roads were re-opened at about 10:30 a.m.
No buildings or homes
were evacuated and the chlorine cloud dissipated shortly later.