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WZZM-13: Chemical Reaction Contained in Grand Rapids [Video]

The Ann Street exit was closed along U.S. 131 because of a chemical reaction at the Haviland Enterprises Inc. plant on Thursday. (Photo: Tim Harris)

The Grand Rapids Fire Department said residents were not in danger following a chemical reaction Thursday morning at a plant on the city’s West Side, WZZM-13 reports.

About 9:30 a.m., a chemical cloud was seen coming from the Haviland Enterprises Inc. manufacturing plant, located at 421 Ann Street NW — just west of U.S. 131.

The cloud was caused by a stable chemical reaction that occurred during a mixing process at the plant, authorities said. Haviland employees were evacuated and people working and living nearby were told to stay inside as a precaution.

The ramp from southbound U.S. 131 to Ann Street was closed while public safety personnel responded to the situation. It was reopened about 1 p.m., according to the Michigan Department of Transportation.

WZZM-13: Chemical Reaction Contained at Grand Rapids Plant

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