Fire and hazardous materials crews have given the all-clear after responding to an incident at a Philadelphia Prison System facility in the Northeast.
A community alert issued around 1:30 p.m. said a suspicious package prompted the hazmat response to the Alternative and Special Detention (ASD), located on State Road.
But FOX 29 News learned that it was an unknown powdery substance in the mailroom just outside the prison. People that came into contact with the substance were quarantined, but there were no reports of injuries or evacuations.
The Philadelphia Fire Department investigated at the scene, and prison officials said normal operations were continuing at all other prison facilities.
Then, around 3 p.m. came word that the incident had been investigated and cleared.
After a one-two punch of snowstorms, we're left with bitter cold. Even with plenty of sunshine today, look for highs only around 30-degrees. West winds 5-10 mph with feels like temperatures in the teens. Bundle up and watch for icy patches on roads and sidewalks.
The cold stays with us for a few more days.
Then, we start tracking another potentially messy wnitry storm, set to arrive on Saturday.