LONG BEACH -- Two HazMat units - one from Long Beach Fire Department and one from Los Angeles County - have secured a leak at a cold storage facility, lifting a warning for residents to stay indoors this morning.
A smell of ammonia drew Long Beach Fire Department HazMat units to a cold storage facility in the area of Anaheim Street and Daisy Avenue, prompting authorities to tell residents to stay indoors at about 3 a.m.
The facility is the same where a leak was discovered Feb. 2, said Long Beach Fire Department spokesman Matt Dobberpuhl.
Streets around Long Beach Cold Storage and Logistics were re-opened at about 7:30, the spokesman said, adding that the cause of the leak is unknown
HazMat units responding to the February emergency spotted a 4,000-gallon tank with a small leak in it and a large amount of industrial ammonia that had leaked out, said fire Capt. Jim Arvizu. Firefighters stopped the leak and contained the ammonia, he said.
The California Highway Patrol had closed the Anaheim Street offramps from the northbound and southbound 710 Freeway.