Road closed after chemical spill

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Two workers hospitalized as precaution

Update: Two workers have been taken to hospital and already released while emergency and fire services closed a section of road in east end St. John's after an industrial chemical spill Tuesday.

Robin Hood Bay Road was closed between East White Hills Road and Logy Bay Road while authorities investigated a gas leak at the Newco Metal and Auto Recycling metal salvage property.

The workers came in contact with the substance after a gas cylinder containing chlorine gas was punctured during metal recovery operations.

The road remains closed but the RNC says there is no cause for public concern. A hazardous materials team from the St. John’s Regional Fire Department is on site.

The Telegram will have more on this story as it becomes available.

Earlier story:

Robin Hood Bay Road was closed between East White Hills Road and Torbay Road while authorities investigated a gas leak at the Newco Metal and Auto Recycling metal salvage property. 

The workers came in contact with an unknown gas after a gas cylinder was punctured during metal recovery operations.

A police spokesman says there is still some question about what kind of gas was involved in the leak. A hazardous materials team from the St. John’s Regional Fire Department is on site.

The New Cove Metals site has been evacuated, and police say they are considering broader action if circumstances require it.

The Telegram will have more on this story.

Organizations: Regional Fire Department

Geographic location: Robin Hood Bay Road, East White Hills Road, Torbay Road

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