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

— 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.

Crews are in the area of Gloucester St & Percy St investigating a possible leak. Motorists are asked to avoid the area. Slow Down. Move Over #ottnews #otttraffic

— Ottawa Fire Services (@OttFire) November 6, 2018

Ottawa Paramedics say no significant injuries have been reported, but two teachers were being assessed.

Currently on scene of Chlorine leak with @OttFire and @OttawaPolice. Two teachers being assessed but expected to be released at the scene. No significant injuries to report. #ottnews.

— Ottawa Paramedic Svc (@OttawaParamedic) November 6, 2018