Providence post office evacuated for several hours for hazmat situation

Providence

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — A post office in Providence was evacuated and closed for several hours Saturday morning after a hazmat situation.

According to Fire Chief Stephen Capracotta, crews responded to the main post office on Corliss Street around 8:30 a.m. for reports of a strange odor and a possible leaking package.

Upon arrival, fire crews found two employees complaining of illness and were then transported to the hospital.

Their condition is not available, but Capracotta said they were conscious, talking, and alert.

Hazmat crews inspected the building, but could not find the source of the odor or explain why the workers were sickened, according to Capracotta.

The post office reopened for normal business shortly before noon.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Providence

Download Mobile Apps from WPRI 12
DOWNLOAD APPS NOW: Apple App Store | Google Play Store
PINPOINT WEATHER // Quick Links:

Dan Yorke State of Mind: Dan's Daily Update

DYSOM 8/7/2020: Ricardo Pitts-Wiley

More Dan Yorke State of Mind

Don't Miss

Viewer Pa on WPRI.com

Community Events & Happenings

More Community
Live Cams on WPRI.com

The Border Report Tour

More Border Report Tour