Don’t panic Tuesday morning if you see a lot of law enforcement activity when you pass the area west of the Chillicothe Street Overpass. The Scioto County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) will be conducting their annual hazardous material response drill on Tuesday May 23 from 10 a.m. until noon. This year the exercise partnership includes the Portsmouth Fire Department working with Norfolk Southern Railway on a simulated rail car leak that will require coordinated response for population protection measures and mitigation of the leak.
Reach Frank Lewis at 740-353-3101, ext. 1928, or on Twitter @franklewisPDT.