Streets reopened after ammonia leak at Polar Cold Storage

Friday, May 20, 2011 at 2:31pm

Streets near the Polar Cold Storage Building in the North Gulch have reopened following a mid-day ammonia leak.

Earlier Friday, Nashville Fire Department crews were on the scene of the leak at the building, which is being demolished to make way for Eleven North, a 302-unit apartment building that Atlanta-based TriBridge Residential is developing.  

There were no reports of injuries or sickness.

A segment of 11th Avenue North from Grundy Street on the south to Nelson Merry Street on the north was closed. Charlotte Avenue was closed from 10th Avenue on the east to George L. Davis on the west. In addition, the Greyhound bus terminal was evacuated.

Metro police officers were on the scene maintaining safety and traffic flow.

According to officials, work crews for the demolition believed all chemical lines had been drained. The Hazmat unit from the fire department worked to drain the ammonia line.



1 Comment on this post:

By: localboy on 5/21/11 at 11:49

Another historical treasure lost...ah, progress. ;)