NEW YORK(CBSNewYork) — A foul odor forced the 9/11 Memorial to shut down for hours on Sunday.
As CBS2’s Matt Kozar reported, it happened after visitors at the memorial complained of a chlorine smell coming from the fountain in the south pool. Police and firefighters evacuated the plaza for two hours.
“Suddenly, my throat started burning and I sat down and drank my water,” Maria Hollowell said.
Hazmat descended on the memorial as the Department of Environmental Protection tested the water.