UPDATE: State Route 73-104 Split Reopen in Scioto County

By: WSAZ News Staff Email
By: WSAZ News Staff Email

UPDATE 5/14/13 @ 7:45 p.m.
SCIOTO COUNTY, Ohio (WSAZ) -- State Route 73 has reopened Tuesday evening at the State Route 104 split after being closed for nearly nine hours, Scioto County 911 dispatchers say.

The roadway was shut down after a tanker truck carrying propane crashed about 10:20 a.m. Tuesday in the West Portsmouth/McDermott area. It reopened about 7:20 p.m. Tuesday.

Several homes and a nearby golf course were evacuated as a precaution.

The driver of the truck was taken to a local hospital. There's still no word on the extent of his injuries.



UPDATE 5/14/13 @ 11:30 a.m.
SCIOTO COUNTY, Ohio (WSAZ) -- State Route 73 in Scioto County is shut down for a half mile in each direction at the SR 104 split following a tanker truck crash Tuesday morning.

The crash happened about 10:20 a.m. This is in the West Portsmouth/McDermott area.

Dispatchers say the tanker was carrying propane.

911 dispatchers in Scioto County tell WSAZ.com that there is a gas leak on the scene, but they are not sure if the gas is coming from the tank or another source.

Several homes and a nearby golf course were evacuated as a precaution.

The driver of the truck was taken to a local hospital. No word on his injuries.

Keep clicking on WSAZ.com for the latest information.



ORIGINAL STORY 5/14/13 @ 10:55 a.m.
SCIOTO COUNTY, Ohio (WSAZ) -- An overturned tanker truck has closed down the 73-104 split in Scioto County.

911 dispatchers say the call came in just before 10:20 Tuesday morning.

According to dispatchers, the tanker overturned in the area of West Portsmouth and McDermott.

The tanker was hauling propane.

The 73-104 split is shut down at the time.

EMS and fire crews are on the scene determining if there are any injuries or if the tanker is leaking.

Keep clicking on WSAZ.com for the latest information.


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