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Propane truck flips over on storm-slickened road

No one injured in single-vehicle accident

By Pete Bannan,, @petebannan on Twitter

Monday, January 8, 2018

KENNETT TOWNSHIP >> A propane truck carrying 2,000 pounds of the liquid gas, slid and flipped on a slick Kennett Pike (Route 52) about 2:30 p.m. Monday afternoon. Chester County HazMat and Longwood Fire Company responded to the single-vehicle accident to control leaking propane.

Kennett police said the driver was not hurt and was able to climb out of the truck on his own. The truck, which belonged to Taylor Oil & Propane in Kennett was headed north, according to police.

Longwood Fire Chief, A.J. McCarthy said there was a small leak from a valve on the truck, which was able to be closed off by company officials. Crews had the road re-opened by 5:30 p.m.

“I’m glad to see everybody safe,” said Kennett Township Supervisor Whitney Hoffman. “The fire service does an amazing job. They train for this all the time.”

The truck accident was one of a number of collisions throughout the county as freezing rain fell through rush hour Monday evening. None of the accidents were reported serious.

Westtown-Thornton Road was closed at Street Road when a car hit a pole, bringing down wires. On Green Street in Downingtown, a driver reported a plow truck hit their vehicle and left the scene, there were no injuries reported in that accident.

Most county schools sent students home early in preparation for the ice storm.