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Propane spill shuts down Kentucky Highway 643

Posted at 11:14 AM, Jan 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-21 16:45:39-05

LINCOLN COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — A tanker truck carrying liquid propane overturned Tuesday morning in Lincoln County, shutting down Kentucky Highway 643 in both directions for a few hours.

Lincoln County Emergency Management Deputy Director Trish O'Quin said the crash happened near the intersection with Kentucky Highway 1781.

Officials said no evacuations took place, but that people who live in two nearby homes were delayed from returning to their homes while cleanup was going on. Those families were not home at the time of the wreck.

Kentucky State Police, Lincoln County HAZMAT, firefighters and sheriff's deputies were on the scene.

Officials said fewer than 100 gallons leaked. The driver of the truck was taken to an area hospital to be checked out but was expected to be OK, authorities said.

The roadway reopened by 1:00 on Tuesday afternoon.