A section of a Placerville street was closed to traffic after a propane truck fell through a small bridge on private property Wednesday morning.
Placerville police received a call about 10:33 a.m. reporting that the truck had fallen through the bridge over a creek in the 3000 block of Cedar Ravine Road.
The driver was not injured and officers determined there was no risk of a spill. Due to the location, it was decided that to safely remove the truck, the propane would have to be transferred to another propane truck, according to a Police Department news release.
As a precaution, Cedar Ravine Road was closed to traffic, and fire personnel were on standby while 9,000 pounds of propane was transferred. The truck was then safely removed from the creek.
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Placerville city officials inspected the area and determined that the bridge was a total loss, but there was no other damage to the creek or surrounding area, the news release said.