The Grand Rapids Fire Department is asking residents to avoid the area of 32nd St. between Buchanan Ave. and Clyde Park Ave. as they work to clean up a "hazardous materials incident".

According to a Facebook post from the GRFD, a shipping container transporting Dimethyl Carbonate (a chemical used to make coatings, adhesives, and cleaning agents) leaked onto the street in the 3000 block of Stafford Ave. SW.

Residents in the area have been asked to shelter in place until the spill has been cleaned up.

Clean up is expected to take several hours.

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