Truck Carrying Propane Crashes, Closing Stretch of Beltrami County Road

Truck Carrying Propane Crashes, Closing Stretch of Beltrami County Road Photo: Facebook image courtesy of Beltrami County Sheriff's Department

December 19, 2017 11:15 AM

A hazardous material tanker truck crash has closed a portion of Highway 71 in Beltrami County, the sheriff's department reported on its Facebook page Tuesday morning.

What the post termed a "major wreck" occurred near Dundrey Street in Tenstrike, a town of around 200 people about 20 miles northeast of Bemidji.

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The department's dispatch said the truck was carrying propane, but no chemicals were believed to have been released and no evacuations were undertaken. The incident occurred when the truck collided with another vehicle, sending both vehicles into the ditch.

In its Facebook post, the department said it would take "considerable time" to clear the scene. And that assistance from the Minnesota Department of Transportation was being sought to treat the road, which had become slick due to blowing snow and cold roadway surfaces, and to help with traffic control.

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