Propane tanker overturns in Lincoln County

CRAB ORCHARD, Ky. (WKYT) Lincoln County Emergency Management officials say a propane tanker overturned in Crab Orchard, Ky. while traveling on Ky. 643 near Ky. 1781.

An overturned propane tank in Lincoln County (WKYT)

It happened just after 10 a.m. Tuesday.

“They were carrying a little more than 2,000 gallons [of propane], but it was a very slow leak. Probably 100 gallons or less leaked out," said Trish O'Quin with Lincoln County Emergency Management.

Officials say the intersection near Crab Orchard was shut down for about 3 hours while the crash was investigated and cleaned up.

Emergency officials say it was a small cleanup, but a hazmat crew out of Pulaski County was called to the scene out of pre-caution.

Some people were told they could not get to their homes after the crash.

The driver of the truck was taken to a Somerset hospital for treatment.

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