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Posted at 8:50 AM ET, 12/16/2010

Chemical spill at downtown hotel

By Allison Klein
Allison Klein

Emergency responders are on the scene of a basement chemical spill at the Capitol Hilton downtown, according to D.C. officials.

A pipe broke in a nonpublic area of the hotel at 1001 16th Street NW about 8:30 a.m., and workers have cordoned off L Street, causing traffic delays.

"There is minimal impact on hotel guests," Fire/EMS spokesman Pete Piringer said.

By Allison Klein  | December 16, 2010; 8:50 AM ET
Categories:  Allison Klein, The District  
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