It was a rough day on Wellington Road 124 today with the usual traffic concerns on the main route between Guelph and Cambridge, but even more concerning was a chemical spill from Flow Chem at 6986 Highway 124. According to the CBC, first responders were able to contain the spill, but the road is still closed and will be closed until all relevant agencies clear the scene.
Here’s the advisory from the Guelph Police
Release courtesy – Guelph Fire Department
On December 21 at approximately 1:45 p.m., a leak of a hazardous chemical substance occurred at Flow Chem, 6986 Highway 124, Guelph Township.
Guelph Fire responded and on arrival found the leak was contained by employees. Crews of the Specialized Operations Unit are currently working to control and disperse the liquid. The Ministry of the environment is on scene and monitoring. Highway 124 remains closed, between County road 32 and Kossuth road, Highway 124 is not expected to open until further notice form the O.P.P.
Guelph Fire Department thanks Cambridge Fire for their support of operations with their tanker unit to assist with water shuttle to this location. Guelph Fire Department would also like to thank the O.P.P, Ministry of the Environment and Environmental Protection Officers from the City of Guelph for their support.