This is an alert to all Trenton residents displaced by the chemical spill on Tucker Street.
Due to the effective operations coordinated between federal, state, and city personnel, we are announcing the re- opening of the the affected area today.
All residents and business in the area, including residents of Munce Tower, may return beginning at 1 pm today, Sunday March 20.
Government agencies will continue monitoring the area, but it is currently cleared of any safety hazards or concerns.
For those residents who were housed outside Trenton over the weekend, city busses will begin shuttle services at 2 pm today.
Thank you for you patience and assistance during this incident.
This is a message to Trenton residents affected by the ammonia spill on Tucker Street, especially residents of Munce Tower and their family members. While federal, state, and city officials work to secure the area, we are unsure how long the block will be evacuated. The likelihood is that the repairs and clean-up will continue through the weekend, and possibly into next week.
Any residents who were unable to shelter with family have been sheltered by the city, and there are no reported illnesses among the evacuees. Any questions regarding the evacuation or status of residents, please contact Trenton Office of Emergency Management at (609) 989-4200.
We appreciate your patience during this time, and will continue to update you via phone, City of Trenton social media feeds, and our city website.
Yesterday, Trenton Fire Dept. responded to a chemical spill on Tucker Street. Assisted by Trenton Police & Public Works Depts., as well as county, state, and federal officials, over 70 people were evacuated and taken to shelter--including many seniors from Munce Tower.
Other people evacuated the area with family. Officials have closed all pedestrian & vehicular traffic on Tucker St. between N. Warren and N. Willow, and on N. Willow St. between Pashley and Tucker. All area buildings are closed, including Henry J. Austin Pharmacy Department.
Residents in need of medication are being assisted by City staff. At this time, there is no reported illness caused by the spill & officials are asking residents to avoid the area until officials have deemed it safe. @EPA officials are monitoring. Thank you for your cooperation.