Posted: Aug 14, 2012 7:41 AM by Ian Auzenne
Authorities are working at this hour to secure an ammonia leak at a business in Vermilion Parish. Officials on scene say the Vermilion Parish Sheriff's Office and Louisiana State Police's HazMat Unit were called to Special-T Ice shortly before 6:00 this morning. Authorities say there are no injuries as a result of this leak, and no evacuations have been announced. However, a portion of Derek Road from US 167 East to Den Rose Road is closed. Officials emphasize that the leak has not created a cloud, but instead is a vapor confined to the facility. Acadian Ambulance and the Abbeville and Maurice Fire Departments are at the scene on stand-by. We will have more information as it becomes available.