Propane Tanker Overturns in Richmond

By Christie Smith
|  Monday, Oct 7, 2013  |  Updated 7:55 AM PDT
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Hotel guests evacuated overnight after a propane tanker overturned nearby on the Carlson Boulevard on-ramp to eastbound Interstate Highway 80. Christie Smith reports.

Hotel guests evacuated overnight after a propane tanker overturned nearby on the Carlson Boulevard on-ramp to eastbound Interstate Highway 80. Christie Smith reports.

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A propane tanker rolled over on its side in the East Bay early Monday morning prompting evacuations at a nearby inn as a safety precaution.

The tanker overturned about 3 a.m. near Carlson Boulevard on eastbound Interstate 80 in Richmond. There was a small vapor leak, Richmond firefighters said, and guests at the nearby America's Best Value Inn were evacuated as a precaution.

Each tanker carries 4,500 of propane.

Firefighters said there was no immediate health threat. The California Highway Patrol is investigating why the tanker overturned.

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