|November 15, 2001, 11:16 PM||#1|
Join Date: September 18, 2001
Powdery substance dropped near 101st
So far, all test are negative.
November 15, 2001
Reports of a powdery substance dropped from planes has shut down an entire subdivision. It's happening Thursday night in the northern part of Clarksville off 101st Parkway.
The neighborhood is cordoned off. Police, sheriff, and TEMA officials are on the scene. Police say there were reports that two planes dropped the powder earlier Thursday evening over the Northpark/Northwind subdivision.
Field tests done on the powder came back negative for anthrax, but the state lab is on standby. Clarksville Mayor Johnny Piper is advising citizens to stay calm and in their homes. He suggests you shut down your heating and cooling systems until the situation is resolved.
Police say anyone with a medical emergency should call 9-1-1 and they will come to you.
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