Hazmat Drill Scheduled This Morning

Media Advisory

 When: Thursday, February 7, 9:00 a.m

Where: O.N. Stevens Water Treatment Plant

             13101 Leopard Street, 78410

 What:  Simulated Chemical Release Emergency Exercise

   Who: Corpus Christi Fire Department

             Corpus Christi Police Department

             Local Emergency Planning Committee

             Union Pacific Railroad

             Utilities Department

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – The O.N. Stevens Water Treatment Plant located at 13101 Leopard Street will be conducting a hazmat drill on Thursday, February 7th. First responders will take part in the event from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Media personnel should arrive in advance of the drill by 8:30 a.m. After that time, plant access will be restricted to only emergency personnel participating in drill.

During the drill, northwest Corpus Christi will notice a green/yellow colored smoke coming from the plant (between 9:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.) and a large presence of emergency vehicles. The training is expected to impact traffic and signs will be placed along Leopard Street to alert motorists for detours. For safety reasons, residents are asked to avoid the area until the drill is complete.

For more information, contact Public Information Manager DeAnna McQueen at 361-826-2940 or by email at deannam@cctexas.com.

Hazmat Drill FINAL