Chlorine Spill Forces ‘Code Red’

Monday, November 9, 2015 @ 06:11 PM gHale

Cynthiana, KY, residents ended up with a shelter in place order Thursday evening after a chlorine leak at a water treatment plant.

A ‘Code Red’ went out at 7:30 p.m. asking residents to stay indoors with their windows closed while crews worked to assess the situation and finish cleaning up after the leak, police said.

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Workers found the source of the leak and capped it, according to police, but they believe Chlorine did make it about half a mile down the river.

Police also said the local Wal-Mart ended up evacuated as a precaution but no other business in the area suffered from the problem.

The Hazmat crew ended up called in for clean-up and police lifted the Code Red at 10:30 p.m.

There were no injuries or illnesses reported in the incident which remains under investigation.