TONAWANDA, N.Y. (WIVB) - A chemical explosion was reported late Tuesday morning at the DuPont plant on River Road, in the Town of Tonawanda according to officials.
Early reports indicated that one person may be killed when an outside tanker containing a potentially dangerous chemical has reportedly exploded.
Initially police urged nearby residents to stay inside and keep their doors and windows closed due to the potential danger from the chemical but before 1pm Town of Tonawanda Police say residents were once again safe to go outside.
According to police, there are no evacuations that they know of.
First responders from across the area are rushing in to help.
Residents from the area say they heard and some even felt the explosion just after 11 a.m. Tuesday.
There is another Lake Effect Snow Warning in effect for Erie, Wyoming, Chautauqua and Cattaraugus Counties from Thursday through early Friday.
Lake Effect Snow Warnings return today with the chance for an additional foot for some areas.
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State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman will stop in Buffalo to make an announcement about a sustainable homes program.
State Education Commissioner John King is on his way to Buffalo. He is coming for a forum on the Common Core curriculum, downtown Thursday.