Truck hauling propane turns over in Russellville, causes Highway 11E to be closed

Posted on Friday, February 14, 2014 at 1:33 pm

A truck carrying propane tanks turned over Friday afternoon in Russellville on Highway 11E

A truck carrying propane tanks turned over Friday afternoon in Russellville on Highway 11E

A transport truck hauling propane tanks overturned around 12:30 p.m. Friday on East Andrew Johnson Highway forcing both lanes to be closed and area businesses and homes to be evacuated.
The wreck occurred around the Whitesburg Utility area of Russellville and the unidentified driver was uninjured in the single-vehicle wreck.
Morristown Hamblen Emergency Management Agency Director Chris Bell said they have blocked traffic from Russellville Elementary School for about a quarter mile.
Bell added that two propane tanks that were leaking have been shut off and there should be no problems.

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