Residents evacuated following propane truck crash

Posted at 9:25 AM, Oct 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-01 11:25:34-04

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    Colchester, CT (WFSB) — A propane truck crash has prompted the evacuation of residents in an area of Colchester.

The crash happened near 359 West Rd. just before 9:15 a.m. on Monday, according to the Hayward Volunteer Fire Company.

The tanker is leaking, police said.

West Road is closed. State police said they expected it to remain that way indefinitely.

Police said they were working to evacuate residents within a half a mile radius of the crash scene.

They asked that any friends and family who may reside in the area be contacted.

Tankers from the Bozrah Volunteer Fire Company, Inc., Hebron Fire Department, Marlborough Fire Department and East Hampton Volunteer Fire Dept were called.

The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection was also called to the scene.

No injuries were reported.

The driver of the truck was the only person involved in the crash. No other vehicles were involved.

A cause has not yet been determined.

Channel 3 has a crew on the scene.

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