Hazardous materials release

Hazardous materials release update: 10:30 a.m. November 23, 2014

AIRDRIE, ALBERTA – As of 10:30 a.m., air monitoring is still being conducted by the owner of the sour gas well. Range Road 264 remains closed. A few residents in the immediate area continue to be evacuated as a precautionary measure. The informational Alberta Emergency Alert will remain in effect at this time.



November 22, 2014 / For Immediate Release

AIRDRIE, ALBERTA – At approximately 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 22, a sour gas well rupture caused a release of hazardous materials in the area of Dry Creek Bay in southwest Airdrie.

Evacuation of the immediate area is complete and crews are currently on scene dealing with the situation.

Residents in southwest Airdrie, areas south of Airdrie in Rocky View County and northwest Calgary may notice an odour related to this release. Air quality is being monitored for this incident.

Residents are asked to avoid the area around Yankee Valley Blvd. and 24 Street and follow the directions of local authorities.

The area around the site has been secured including the road closure of Range Road 264.


Media contact:

Garth Rabel
Deputy Chief
Airdrie Fire Department
403-948-8800 ext 7612



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