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PHOTOS: Car Hits Propane Tank At Irvington Estates In Fallsburg [UPDATE 10:05PM EST]

(Click on all images to enlarge them) 8:55PM EST: The Fallsburg Fire Department is on the scene of a car which struck a propane tank at the Irvington Estates on Route 42 in the Town of Fallsburg.

As per the fire department, there is a large propane leak at the location.

Route 42 has been totally shut down by the fire department, and the Irvington Estates is being evacuated as a precaution.

Catskills Hatzolah has dispatched 4 ambulances and paramedics, and are assisting the FD.

Expect heavy traffic in the area of Route 42 from Fallsburg (4 corners) until Main Street in South Fallsburg.

UPDATE 9:03PM EST: Woodbourne FD has been requested to respond for mutual aid assistance as well.

UPDATE 9:07PM EST: All Hatzolah personnel are staging at Skolya Camp which is located up the road from the Irvington.

UPDATE 9:09PM EST: Catskill Hatzolah is transporting 2 patients who were in the vehicle which struck the propane tank to CRMC (Harris Hospital). They reportedly have minor injuries.

UPDATE 9:11PM EST: The Loch Sheldrake FD has been requested to respond for mutual aid assistance.

UPDATE 9:31PM EST: The situation remains the same, with the entire area evacuated. Numerous fire departments are on the scene.

UPDATE 9:45PM EST: The Fallsburg High School has been opened for the families who have been evacuated.

UPDATE 10:05PM EST: The scene has been secured, and the road will soon be open to traffic. All evacuees will be allowed back to their homes as well.

Further details will be posted as they are available to us.

(Yehuda Drudgestein – YWN Sullivan County News Team – 2010)

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