UPDATE (4:07 p.m.) – There is no threat to the campus community at this time.The leak was traced to a valve on an indicator gauge. Ammonia is used in the arena to make and cool the ice.
UPDATE (3:55 p.m.) – MSU says the leak has been resolved and repairs are underway. Chestnut Road has been opened to traffic. Munn Ice Arena is still closed.
UPDATE 2:26 p.m. – The chemical leak at Munn Ice Arena has been contained. Emergency crews have confirmed that the chemical is ammonia. The source of the leak has been located.
EAST LANSING, Mich (WLNS) – A chemical gas leak forced the evacuation of Munn Ice Arena on the campus of Michigan State University this afternoon.
The first call came in just after 1:00 p.m. when a chemical leak alarm was triggered.
Chestnut Road is closed from Shaw Lane to Dem Hall Road near Munn as firefighters wearing breathing gear entered the building searching for the source of the leak.
According to Michigan State University Police the extent of the leak has not been determined.
This is a developing story and we will have updates online and on 6 News tonight.