Updated information from the Granby Police Department
At approximately 9am the Granby Fire and Police Departments were dispatched to the area of Lyman St and Rte. 202 for a possible chemical exposure. Once on scene, additional information was obtained that pointed to a possible chemical reaction taking place inside the greenhouse at Dickinson’s Farm. The fire department identified the area of the reaction and notified the regional hazardous materials team. A Level II Hazardous Materials Response was provided, bringing specialized equipment and hazmat technicians from throughout Western MA. The hazmat technicians rendered the chemicals safe and removed them from the greenhouse. One farm employee was transported to the hospital for observation and was released with no injuries. Upon investigation, the chemical reaction occurred when materials used to clean greenhouse irrigation lines accidentally mixed. The public was not at risk during or after this incident and the business will resume normal operations tomorrow.
The Granby Police Department announced today that officers will be out in full force over the next few weeks in a continued effort to increase seat belt use, in support of the Spring 2015, Click It or Ticket Mobilization. The increased patrols have been funded by a grant from the Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety and Security’s, Highway Safety Division, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The focus of the increased patrols is to combine extra traffic enforcement, provide public information, and community outreach to reduce motor vehicle-related fatalities, injuries and economic loss. As the Summer Season approaches, the Granby Police Department would like to wish everyone a safe and happy summer and remind everyone to celebrate responsibly.