HUDSONVILLE, Mich. (WOOD)– Crews are cleaning up after an ammonia leak at a warehouse in Hudsonville Saturday morning.
Crews were called to Interstate Warehouse, located at 2966 Highland Drive, at around 3 a.m. on reports of a partial roof collapse. It’s in the area of I-196 and 32nd Avenue.
The roof collapse spanned 6,000 square feet and ruptured gas lines inside of the warehouse, leading to an ammonia leak.
An alarm inside the building went off when the roof collapsed alerting maintenance staff. It’s believed that heavy snow on the roof caused the collapse.
The Hudsonville Fire Chief, Dick Mohr, told 24 Hour News 8 that about a dozen businesses along Corporate Grove Drive have been evacuated as a precaution. Some residents in the immediate area were told to stay in their homes until the situation is resolved.
I-196 & M-6 were shut down for a couple of hours due to the situation.
Employees believe about 4,000 pounds of ammonia was released into the building.
An outside contractor is looking at the building to determine the amount of damage. Officials believe there is a very minimal risk to the public.