South US 23 and Zeller Road in Fostoria were closed for about an hour Tuesday afternoon after a hose on a tractor broke, leaking anhydrous ammonia into the atmosphere and on a nearby field.
Capt. Jim Walters of the Fostoria Fire Department said the leak, reported just before 3:30 p.m. at South US 23 and Zeller Road, occurred after a hose running between a knife and a tank carrying anhydrous ammonia broke. The farmer operating the tractor had been knifing ammonia into a corn field, Walters said.
Firefighters shut down the road to allow the hazardous ammonia to fully dissipate. Businesses nearby also kept employees inside during that hour, Walters said.
No residences were affected because of the wind direction and no injuries were reported.