Fayetteville authorities investigating ammonia leak
Posted August 3, 2014 7:53 a.m. EDT
Updated August 3, 2014 4:37 p.m. EDT
Fayetteville, N.C. — Fayetteville authorities are investigating an anhydrous ammonia leak at Vanguard Culinary Group, 716 Whitfield St. Nearby roads are closed to traffic.
The leak happened late Saturday. Crews were having a difficult time reaching the valves attached to three tanks, each of which holds 300 to 500 gallons of ammonia, according to police. The leak was caused by a failure in the plant mechanical system, officials said.
No evacuations have been ordered, and no injuries were reported.
Whitfield Street was reopened at about 4:30 p.m. Sunday.