WESTPORT — An “uncontrollable” propane leak in the area of Minute Man Hill reported Wednesday afternoon was expected to take crews past midnight to remedy.
In a prepared statement, Westport Fire Department Chief Robert Yost said the leak, from an underground tank, was reported about 2:20 p.m. in the area of 10 Minute Man Hill.
“First arriving fire units were presented with an uncontrollable propane leak,” Yost said. “Hocon gas was called to assist with the mitigation of the leak. The Fire Department responded with 2 Engine, 1 Aerial, and the Shift commander. Crews are expected to be on scene until after midnight.”
“During this call a small but severe thunderstorm developed over the Town creating a large number of false alarms secondary to power failures,” Yost said. “The Fire Department resources were maxed and additional personnel were brought in to cover the additional calls.”
More storms were expected throughout the night.
The chief asked residents to expect additional power outages and road closures.
“Always treat any wires on the ground as ‘live wires’ and avoid contact,” Yost said.
Source: ‘Uncontrollable’ propane leak reported in Westport
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