For immediate release:November 9, 2015 Chlorine leak in Verdunville
At 9:51am, the St Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office received reports of a small chlorine leak at 244 Lake Rd in Verdunville at the St Mary Parish Water District plant. Acadian Ambulance has transported a plant employee as he was directly exposed to the chemical.
The Franklin Fire Department is currently on scene and assisting in evacuating residences on Parish Road 131, from Wayne Rd to Franchine Rd. State Police Hazmat has been contacted and is headed to the scene.
All those requested to evacuate can find assistance at the Knights of Columbus Hall at 189 Elm St in Centerville. The Sheriff’s Office will be constantly monitoring the situation and will keep the public up-to-date as the situation continues to unfold.
St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office
Public Information Officer
985-384-1622 Ext. 706