Emergency crews respond to incident at Great Falls refinery

Posted at 1:56 PM, Mar 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-07 20:50:40-05

UPDATE 1:42 PM: Great Falls Police say all roads in the vicinity of Calumet Refinery have been closed.

A large plume of black smoke could be seen at the refinery.

Police say North Middle School and Sacajawea Schools have implemented a Shelter in Place procedure. People and businesses in the area advised to do the same, including keeping windows and doors closed.

The Montana Club and Mount View Co-op are among the businesses evacuated.

GREAT FALLS- Crews are responding to an incident at the refinery in Great Falls.

Great Falls police are shutting traffic down around the area.

Drivers are asked to avoid the 1900 10th Street S. area around the refinery.

Buildings around the refinery are being evacuated at this time.

We have a reporter on the way. We will update you as soon as we get information.