TIPTON, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) -- Authorities on the scene tell TV9 it was not a training exercise, but a valve malfunction that caused the leak.
Credit: Tipton Conservative
Roads were shut down 3/4 to a mile away from the co-op.
Scott Donahue, the fire chief in Tipton, says the anhydrous is no longer a danger to Tipton.
The Tipton superintendent says schools were given the all clear around 10 a.m. and will not have to evacuate their buildings.
The Cedar County Emergency Management Director tells TV9 an exercise at the Cedar County Co-Op at 906 East 7th Street led to the leak.
People within a mile-radius of the co-op are told to take shelter in place.
An anhydrous ammonia leak has happened at a co-op in Tipton.
On September 1 residents were told to shut their windows and turn their air conditioning off.
Stay with TV9 and KWQC-TV6 as the story progresses.