County Road 501 near Vallecito Lake was closed this afternoon after a truck carrying propane crashed Monday afternoon, according to Colorado State Patrol Capt. Adrian Driscoll.
Driscoll said the Basin Co-op truck, carrying 700 gallons of propane, fell onto its side just before 2 p.m. He said the propane was not leaking, but he did not have any more particulars of the incident immediately available Monday afternoon.
Driscoll said the driver was not injured.
Driscoll said County Road 501 between mile markers 18 and 19 was closed for a couple of hours as a hazardous cleanup crew went out onto the scene. He said Upper Pine River Fire Protection District and La Plata County Sheriff's Office also responded to the incident.