Officials urging people to avoid area of overturned propane tanker in Hopkinton

HOPKINTON, MASS. (WHDH) - Fire officials are asking people to steer clear of parts of Hopkinton after a tanker overturned Thursday afternoon, spilling thousands of gallons of propane.

The 3,500-gallon bobtail propane tanker crashed in the area of Spring Street around 4:30 p.m., officials said.

People who lived within a half mile of the accident were told to evacuate, while others weren’t allowed to return home.

“What can you do?” resident Jim Poe asked. “These are the things in life you can’t control. You have nothing to say about them. Just take a deep breath and let it go.”

Crews worked overnight and into Friday afternoon to safely offload the propane.

People are urged to avoid Spring Street from Snowy Owl Road to Pond Street.


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