Traffic leading into the BP Toledo Refinery in Oregon has been shutdown due to a gas leak Tuesday afternoon.Oregon Firefighters were sent to the scene around 11:18 a.m. The intersections of Alabama Street and Bay Shore Road, as well as Cedar Point Road and Otter Creek Road, have been shutdown.A BP spokesperson said hydrogen sulfide, a colorless, highly toxic and flammable gas, was released into the air. The spokesperson said the chemical release would not signal severe health effects.
A recovery unit was sent to monitor the leak.Employees who work in the north section of the refinery have been asked to evacuate the building.
There are no reported injuries at this time.According to BP, the refinery has contacted the Environmental Services and National Response Center in accordance to its standard protocol procedure.There is no official work on when the roads nearest the refinery will reopen.