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Evacuation lifted following lime spill Sunday in Lafayette

Posted at 4:25 PM, Feb 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-04 18:15:44-05

Theevacuation order put into effect yesterday evening due to a hydrated lime spill has been lifted as of 4:00 p.m. Monday.

According to LUS, The situation was remedied by neutralizing the hydrated lime residue. Several buildings, cars and the affected streets were properly cleaned.

The evacuation area map released by LUS on Sunday evening following the lime spill. The evacuation has since been lifted.

Residents are allowed to return to their homes and resume normal activity. All residents within the evacuation area are urged to change their HVAC filters upon returning home.

Mudd Avenue and the 300 Block of North Buchanan Street is now open.

The 100 and 200 Block of Buchanan Street will remain closed to through traffic due to clean up at the Lafayette Utilities System North Water Plant.

There is no public safety concern for the remainder of this process.

A spokesperson for the Lafayette Fire Department says that 13 people were treated and released from the hospital following the evacuation on Sunday.

Chris Welty will have more on the spill tonight at 5:00 p.m.