North Bay plays lead role in cleanup
Transports collide on Key river bridge, spilling potentially hazardous chemicals
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 co-ordinated the hazmat response after two transports collided early Thursday on the Key River bridge of Highway 69, south of Sudbury.