Aged Propane Tank Snarls 6th Street Traffic for 2+ Hours
An aged, leaking propane tank in the bed of a pickup, cause the closure of 6th Street between L and M Streets snarling mid-day traffic this afternoon.
The Department of Public Safety received the first call at 11:22 this morning and responded to a parked pickup in front of Gates Furniture.
The aged commercial propane tank was rusty along the bottom and began to leak after being filled. Public Safety blocked off the area and called Suburban Propane, who pulled together the special equipment needed to safely evacuate the old tank.
The procedure was accomplished safely and the street re-opened around 2:00 p.m.