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Evacuation lifted in Winfield after potential hazmat incident

The evacuation was lifted at 7:15 p.m., according to the Winfield Foley Fire Protection District.
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WINFIELD, Mo. — A mandatory evacuation order was lifted for Winfield residents after a potential hazardous material situation.

The Winfield Foley Fire Protection District said two barges carrying anhydrous broke free north of Winfield Lock and Dam 25 near 10 Sandy Slough Road.

A mandatory evacuation was issued to all residents within a mile south of the lock and dam. Areas included Big Box Road, Eagles Landing Drive and the entirety of Pillsbury Road. 

The Winfield Police Department asked residents to avoid the area of Highway N because of the situation. 

The fire district posted an update shortly before 7 p.m. on its Facebook page that said all residents have been notified about the evacuation and workers are attempting to secure the barges. 

At 7:15 p.m., the fire district said the evacuation was lifted and there was no further hazard to residents. No chemicals were released, according to the fire district. 

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