North Bay plays lead role in cleanup

Trans­ports col­lide on Key river bridge, spilling po­ten­tially haz­ardous chem­i­cals

North Bay Nugget - - NEWS - Nugget Staff

the po­ten­tially haz­ardous ma­te­ri­als spilled on Key river bridge in an early morn­ing crash that closed high­way 69 thurs­day have been con­tained and cleaned up, North bay deputy Fire chief greg Saun­ders re­ported Fri­day.

North bay Fire and emer­gency Ser­vices co-or­di­nated the haz­mat re­sponse to the in­ci­dent with part­ners from britt Fire de­part­ment, which was first on scene, the on­tario Fire mar­shal’s of­fice, the min­istries of en­vi­ron­ment and trans­porta­tion, and the OPP, Saun­ders says.

“mem­bers of the North bay haz­mat team were able to suc­cess­fully and safely man­age the in­ci­dent en­sur­ing that no­body else was ex­posed or in­jured at the scene.”

OPP said the re­spond­ing of­fi­cer was ex­posed to the po­ten­tially haz­ardous chem­i­cal and was trans­ported to hos­pi­tal by Parry Sound emer­gency med­i­cal Ser­vices (ems) for pre­cau­tion­ary med­i­cal as­sess­ment.

She was re­leased from hos­pi­tal thurs­day af­ter­noon.

a sec­ond fe­male OPP of­fi­cer was “air­lifted to a larger cen­tre for fur­ther ob­ser­va­tion” with se­ri­ous but non-life-threat­en­ing in­juries.

She was con­duct­ing traf­fic con­trol on high­way 400 near Parry Sound be­cause of the crash at Key river. While in her cruiser with all emer­gency lights ac­ti­vated, her cruiser was hit by a north­bound ve­hi­cle.

No fur­ther in­juries were re­ported in ei­ther in­ci­dent. high­way 69 was re­opened early Fri­day morn­ing while the Key river bridge crash re­mains un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

North BAY fire and emer­gency Ser­vices Photo

North Bay Fire and Emer­gency Ser­vices co-or­di­nated the haz­mat re­sponse af­ter two trans­ports col­lided early Thurs­day on the Key River bridge of High­way 69, south of Sud­bury.

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