Police look into possible leak at business near Chestnut and I-44

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UPDATE: The old Lady Baltimore foods building had an ammonia leak early Monday morning.

Springfield fire department hazmat team on the scene to clean up the leak but it will take hours. The building and surrounding areas have been evacuated.

The leak was caused by the roof being clown off which caused damage to the anhydrous ammonia system. The leak is contained in the industrial area.

The leak has caused many roads to close. Junction and Mentor and Junction and Farm Road 123 are currently closed.

People who work on Farm Rd 123 should access the area from Division St. Chestnut St. has reopened.

SPRINGFIELD, Mo.– Authorities are looking into a business near Chestnut and I-44 Monday morning after reports of a leak.

Workers for that business are not able to get to work and are being asked to stay at a nearby gas station until it is clear.

Several roads are shut down around Chestnut and I-44. Drivers are being urged to stay away from that area and find a different route to work.

This is a developing story.

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