Hazmat incident in San Mateo blocks traffic

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San Mateo Police Department

SAN MATEO (KRON) – Roadways have reopened in San Mateo following a Hazmat incident on Sunday morning.

Authorities determined that the smell of strong ammonia was coming from an unmaintained freezer leaking fluid.

Officials say they have contained the source and cleared the scene.

Earlier in the day, police advised residents to avoid the area of 1427 South B Street.

The area of South B Street between 14th and 16th Avenue was impacted for a few hours, authorities said.

The San Mateo police and fire departments were on the scene.

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