TEWKSBURY, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — A Tewksbury neighborhood was evacuated due to an ammonia leak at a local ice rink Tuesday afternoon, police said.
Crews were called to Breakaway Ice Center at 20 Carter St. just before 3 p.m. where a HAZMAT condition was declared and additional ambulances were requested. Shortly thereafter, Tewksbury police ordered anyone in the surrounding area to evacuate to a safe distance away.
At 3:30 p.m, police said the ammonia leak had been contained.
Speaking at a press conference, Tewksbury Fire Chief Joseph Kearns said one worker was taken to the hospital with minor injuries, but no other injuries were reported.
At 5:40 p.m., police deemed the area safe for residents to return.