Ammonia leak shuts down I-90 - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Ammonia leak shuts down I-90

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SPOKANE, Wash. -

An ammonia leak triggered evacuations and road closures in southwest Spokane Wednesday night. Firefighters responded to the 5600 block of W. Thorpe  for a leak at Johanna Beverage. It was the second ammonia leak there in about a week.

Firefighters were called after four people reported feeling sick inside the business. Washington State Patrol briefly shut down parts of Interstate 90 around 9 p.m., but the highway was reopened about an hour later. Some homeowners around the leak were also evacuated.

Brian Schaeffer with the Spokane Fire Department said the leak involved about 700 lbs of gas.

The leak dissipated around 11 p.m.

The cause of the leak is still under investigation.

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