Breaking: Hazmat incident at Bristol Warren school offices

Posted 1/29/20

Emergency crews from Bristol and Providence evacuated the offices of the Bristol Warren Regional School District on State Street in Bristol Wednesday afternoon, following the reported discovery of …

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Breaking: Hazmat incident at Bristol Warren school offices

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Emergency crews from Bristol, East Providence and North Providence responded to the Bristol Warren Regional School District administration building after employees evacuated the building on State Street in Bristol Wednesday afternoon, following the reported discovery of potentially hazardous materials in the building.

There was no definitive word on the nature of the hazard in a series of automated phone, text and e-mail messages sent by the district to parents just after 12:30 p.m. But reports on RI Breaking News Source, a Twitter feed, noted that “multiple resources (are) investigating a powdery substance.”

By 2:30 p.m. Bristol police, fire and rescue crews, twoa Special Hazards teams and the Providence Canteen truck had mobilized on State Street, adjacent to the district offices in the old Oliver School. Employees evacuated from the school were brought to a yellow school bus parked in a parking strip adjacent to the Bristol Town Common, and State Street, from High to Wood, was closed to traffic.

More information will be posted as it becomes available.

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