Students and staff at Centennial Public School safe after reported chlorine leak
Ottawa Fire says hazmat teams are managing the scene of a reported chlorine leak at Centennial Public School on Gloucester St..
UPDATE: Hazmat teams managing scene at 300blk of Gloucester St downtown between Percy & Bay. Leak was reported by staff in basement of school. Students were evacuated safely to nearby location. School board communicating with parents. #ottnews #otttraffic https://t.co/jjHFzR0QJv— Ottawa Fire Services (@OttFire) November 6, 2018
The school says chlorine fumes were detected shortly after 9:00 a.m. Tuesday and students and staff evacuated to the nearby Bronson centre.
Students and staff will not be able to re-enter the school Tuesday; students are being sent home.
We will not be able to re-enter the school today. Parents please pick up children at the Bronson Center, 211 Bronson Ave. Check with the child’s teacher before taking them home.— Centennial PS (@centennialps) November 6, 2018
Firefighters are asking drivers to avoid the area.
Ottawa Paramedics say no significant injuries have been reported, but two teachers were being assessed.