Cautionary evacuation on Highway 221
Last Updated: October 25, 2010 7:59am
Several homes in the Meadows area were evacuated Sunday after a trailer filled with anhydrous ammonia went into a ditch.
RCMP said emergency crews were called to the scene on Highway 221 northwest of Winnipeg about noon. The trailer, being hauled by a pickup truck, came loose and went into a ditch, police said.
Const. Miles Hiebert, a spokesman for Manitoba RCMP, said the trailer turned over but didn’t leak.
Traffic in the vicinity was shut down and approximately 10 area homes were evacuated as a precaution. The ammonia was pumped into another trailer and the highway re-opened to traffic before 5 p.m.