FARMVILLE, Va. (WRIC) — Officials are currently investigating a chlorine gas leak at the Farmville Wastewater Treatment Plant.

According to authorities, units from Farmville Fire Department are on scene and, as of 10:20 p.m., Hazmat Responders from the Virginia Department of Emergency Management were on the way to the incident.

At this time, officials said the extent of the leak and the danger it poses are unknown. However, nearby residents have been alerted and instructed to stay indoors as a precaution.

The toxicity of chlorine gas depends on the dose and duration of exposure, but the CDC provides some information on the chemical here.

More information will become available as the investigation continues. Check back with 8News for updates.