TANEY COUNTY, Mo. — A highway in Taney County is now open after a propane truck flipped onto its side on June 9.
Off of Highway 76, the crash caused a small leak in the back of the truck.
The driver was able to escape, and isn’t critically injured, but did go to the hospital.
Before the truck was towed, the Western Taney County Fire District and Branson Fire Rescue were able to seal up the leaking valve.
Assistant fire chief James Lannan, with the Western Taney County Fire District, says the weather played a factor.
“With the humidity where it is, as the small leak of propane came out of the tank, it evaporated very quickly,” said Lannan. “It dispersed very quickly. So it made it very easy for us. We didn’t have to do any local evacuations. We didn’t have to do anything except for stop traffic and keep people from driving by it.”
Due to the heat, firefighters rotated shifts to clean up the crash.