Elks Point Road in Round Hill reopening after chlorine gas leak
Elks Point Road in Round Hill will be reopening shortly following a nearly four-hour closure due to a chlorine gas leak.
The leak occurred in a research and development building at the corner of Elks Point Road and U.S. 50, Eric Guevin, fire marshal with the Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District, told the Tribune.
The gas, which is toxic, was confined to a safety cabinet in the building.
While nobody was exposed to the gas, the leak did warrant a response from a four-county HAZMAT team. The necessary response prolonged the road closure, which is on the portion of Elks Point Road adjacent to the Round Hill Shopping Center.
The hazmat team has left the scene and the road should be reopening shortly, Guevin reported at 6:40 p.m.