Hazmat Call to Metro Store in Dundas

By Ryan McGreal
Published September 21, 2012

The Hamilton Fire department's hazardous materials (HAZMAT) team has been called out to the Metro store on Governor's Road in Dundas. The three streets encircling the store have been closed to traffic: Governor's Road, Hatt Street and Ogilvie Street.

View Dundas Hazmat Road Closures in a larger map

Reports indicate that the issue is a gas leak at the store. According to Spectator report Matthew Van Dongen, the building has been evacuated safely and there have been no injuries.

Update: the gas was identified as a freon leak from a compressor. The leak has been closed and the store is being ventilated.

Update 2: As of 2:30 PM, the streets are all open again.

Ryan McGreal, the editor of Raise the Hammer, lives in Hamilton with his family and works as a programmer, writer and consultant. Ryan volunteers with Hamilton Light Rail, a citizen group dedicated to bringing light rail transit to Hamilton. Ryan wrote a city affairs column in Hamilton Magazine, and several of his articles have been published in the Hamilton Spectator. His articles have also been published in The Walrus, HuffPost and Behind the Numbers. He maintains a personal website, has been known to share passing thoughts on Twitter and Facebook, and posts the occasional cat photo on Instagram.


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