State Road 60 Closed for Propane Gas Leak
The tank was damaged when a food trailer overturned, Hillsborough firefighters said.
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY – State Road 60 was closed for about two hours Tuesday (March 19) while firefighters dealt with a propane gas leak, Hillsborough County Fire Rescue said.
The propane leak began about 12:50 p.m. when a food van/trailer overturned on SR 60 just west of County Line Road. No one was seriously injured, but the trailer contained a 100-gallon tank of propane gas that was damaged in the rollover.
Hillsborough Fire’s Hazardous Incidents Team eliminated the danger by burning off the gas using a flare. The tank valve was damaged so HAZMAT team members also gassed the canister using a water fog to suppress vapors.
Deputies from the Hillsborough and Polk County sheriff’s offices and troopers from the Florida Highway Patrol blocked off SR 60 for nearly two hours while the threat was eliminated.
The cause of the crash is under investigation.
Photos courtesy of Hillsborough County Fire Rescue.
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