Hazmat Drill to be Held Wednesday in Ocean Lakes

Simulated Chemical Leak Will Pose No Danger to the Public

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

​The city will stage a simulated hazardous materials incident Wednesday from approximately 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Ocean Lakes neighborhood to test its emergency response systems. This is a drill for training purposes. It is not real. 

The drill will include a simulated accident involving a car and a tanker at Firefall Drive and Schumann Drive, near Ocean Lakes High School. The tanker will NOT be filled with hazardous chemicals. It will be filled with water, which will leak from the tanker, but the water is NOT a danger to anyone in the area.


Several city agencies – fire, police, rescue and schools – will take part in the exercise, as well as the Hampton Roads Sanitation District. Traffic should not be affected by the exercise.


Please do not call 911 if you see this simulation. It is simply a drill.


For more information, contact Erin Sutton, the city’s deputy director of emergency management, at (757) 385-1076 or eesutton@vbgov.com.


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