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Shelter-in-place advisory for Winton Hills area lifted after ammonia leak

Posted: 9:03 AM, Jun 12, 2018
Updated: 2018-06-12 16:09:29Z

CINCINNATI -- Hamilton County officials have lifted a shelter-in-place advisory for the Winton Hills area after an anhydrous ammonia leak there.

The leak happened shortly before 8 a.m. Tuesday at Emery Oleochemicals, 4900 Este Ave. The advisory was lifted at 9:25 a.m. as there's no longer a threat.

Cincinnati police said the leak has been contained. 

The Saint Bernard Fire Department will continue to monitor the situation, according to the the Hamilton County Emergency Management Agency.

The agency had urged people nearby to turn off their air conditioning, and keep all windows and doors closed while the advisory was in effect.