Disruption:  County-owned woodlot located at 1925 Forestry Farm Road, northwest of the intersection of McDowell Road.

Reason: It was determined that a former gas well (F006207) located within the forested area, was leaking small amounts of Hydrogen Sulphide gas (H2S).  H2S readings at the site were obtained along Big Creek which is roughly 10 metres below the adjacent roadway.  Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Lock is not immediately concerned about exposure to residences or the travelling public in the vicinity.

Unavailable: The public is being requested to avoid the area as a precautionary measure.

Alternate Routes:  N/A

For more information: Updates will be posted on norfolkcounty.ca under “Media Releases” and on the Norfolk County’s Emergency Information Site Facebook page.

Media Contacts:

Marlene Miranda, General Manager, Health & Social Services
519-426-6170 ext 3120

David Cribbs, County Manager
519-426-5870 ext 1225

Mayor Charlie Luke
519-426-5870 ext 1220