State of Emergency Lifted in Wheatley
A State of Emergency in Wheatley has been lifted.
The emergency measure went into effect on June 2 after a reported gas leak at 15 Erie St. N.
Emergency officials in Chatham-Kent continue to monitor a gas leak in Wheatley, June 4, 2021. (Photo courtesy of Chatham-Kent Fire & Rescue Service)
According to the Chatham-Kent Fire Service, 16 people were displaced and utilities had been cut off to the area since June 3.
Gas readings were performed by the Provincial Hazardous Materials Team and a private sector gas monitoring company and no hydrogen sulphide gas has been detected at that site since June 4.
According to a previous release, the municipality consulted with industry experts who have recommended private property owners consider gas monitoring moving forward.
Hydrogen sulphide is a naturally occurring gas that is both toxic and flammable.