UPDATE: Smith Mountain Lake Parkway reopened after crash involving overturned propane tanker

Lynchburg & Central Virginia News

(Image courtesy of Roanoke Fire-EMS).

UPDATE 4:20 a.m.: As of Tuesday evening, the Huddleston Volunteer Fire Department says the crash involving an overturned propane tanker has been cleared from Smith Mountain Lake Parkway.

The department says units arrived at the scene after being dispatched at 9:38 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 26, to find the tanker overturned on the side of the road with the smell of propane around the truck.

Roanoke Fire-EMS’ regional hazmat team responded to assist with the scene, but due to the amount of propane within the tanker, fire officials say crews set up a torch to burn off the propane before moving the truck..

BEDFORD COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — First responders were dispatched Tuesday morning to a crash in Bedford County that has closed off part of Smith Mountain Lake Parkway.

The Huddleston Volunteer Fire Department says crews are on the scene of a crash in the 3300 block of Smith Mountain Lake Parkway involving a propane truck.

Motorists are asked to avoid the area because fire officials say the road is blocked off at this time.

According to the Virginia Department of Transportation, this tractor-trailer crash along Route 626 (Smith Mountain Lake Parkway) has led to the closure of all northbound and southbound lanes near Amos Bridge Road and Route 731.

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