Driver okay after propane truck flips intro creek

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PAGE COUNTY Va. (WHSV) — UPDATE (11:40 a.m. 8/5/2016):

Stanley Fire Chief Terry A. Pettit reported that the Stanley Fire Department, along with the Stanley Rescue Squad and Page County EMS, responded to a vehicle accident involving a propane truck around 1:20 p.m. on Thursday.

The accident occurred on Angel Lane off of Kite Hollow Road. Chief Pettit said the truck slipped off the side of a private bridge and upset into the Little Hawksbill Stream. The driver, Guy Warner, of Elkton, was treated at the scene for minor injuries and all precautions were used in case the 900 gallons of propane in the tank leaked out.

But Pettit said they were fortunate, because all of the safety valves held. A small oil and gasoline spill in the creek was contained by firefighters and crews remained on the scene until 5 p.m. while the truck was removed. The Page County Sheriff's Dept. is investigating the accident.

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A propane tank-truck left the roadway on a small cast-concrete bridge in Page County on Thursday. Photos rescuers shared with WHSV showed a Southern States truck upside down with its cab resting in Little Hawksbill Creek. The truck is the type that makes home deliveries to refill customers' propane tanks.

At 3 p.m. Thursday, Stanley fire and rescue sent a dispatch saying that units were responding to to the scene at Angel Lane in Page County. Motorists on the nearby S.R. 611 (Kite Hollow Road) should be alert for emergency vehicles.

The extent of damage and injury —if any— has not yet been released.

This is a developing story. WHSV will update the information as new detail comes in from our inquiries and from official sources.

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Courtesy of Stanley Fire Chief Terry A. Pettit