A section of Cedar Ravine Road in Placerville was closed to traffic while a propane truck was removed from a creek after falling through a small bridge on private property Wednesday morning, Nov. 29, 2017. Placerville Police Department
A section of Cedar Ravine Road in Placerville was closed to traffic while a propane truck was removed from a creek after falling through a small bridge on private property Wednesday morning, Nov. 29, 2017. Placerville Police Department

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Propane truck falls through small bridge in Placerville

By Cathy Locke

clocke@sacbee.com

November 29, 2017 04:30 PM

UPDATED November 30, 2017 08:08 AM

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.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy