An explosion occurs at Strasburg’s Valley Milk Products Plant

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Emergency crews responded to an explosion at the Valley Milk Products Plant at 412 King Street Strasburg this morning.

The explosion occurred around 3:45 a.m. Fri. morning Jul. 30 with the cause still being investigated.

None of the plant’s 18 employees were there at the time and no injuries were reported.

Some residents also reported the strong smell of ammonia in the air around the plant.

A hazardous material crew was called in to conduct an investigation as well.

Strasburg police are advising caution while traveling in and around the King Street area.

As of 11:30 Route 55 into or out of Strasburg was permitted with an undetermined time reopening.

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