Propane Tanker Overturns in Richmond

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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. (Published Monday, Oct 7, 2013)

    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.