Raleigh police investigating hazmat situation near auto shop

Wake County News

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — Several businesses were put on alert Friday as Raleigh police and fire officials investigate a hazmat situation.

Officials say that an argon tank used for welding began to leak at the facility located on East Whitaker Mill Road. The leak began in one of its workshops, officials say.

Fire officials say that residents at the senior living facility nearby sheltered-in-place due to weather and concerns surrounding COVID-19.

Nearby businesses in the Northside Shopping Center evacuated employees and customers as a precaution.

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