Part of Ruffs Dale evacuated for hours for overturned tanker

Part of Ruffs Dale evacuated for overturned tanker

EAST HUNTINGDON TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Part of the Ruffs Dale area in East Huntingdon was evacuated after a tanker carrying propane rolled over.

Officials at the scene told WPXI the tanker had a leak, and our crew at the scene was kept about a mile away.

First responders from several surrounding communities have responded in addition to Westmoreland County Hazmat.

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The evacuation order remained in place for hours as crews worked to clean up the spill. As of 9:45 p.m., the order had been lifted.