A section of Route 32 in the town of Ulster was shut down around 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, after a propane truck overturned on the roadway.
According to an official announcement from the state Department of Transportation (DOT) on NY-Alert, Route 32 is shut down from Route 199 to Main Street, and will likely be closed until around 6:30 p.m.
Ulster County Fire/Rescue Incidents reports that the accident is near 867 Flatbush Road, and that several fire companies have responded.
Update, 5:30 p.m.: In a bizarre coincidence, another propane truck overturned around just a few hours later in the Orange County hamlet of Rock Tavern, forcing a local power shutdown and the evacuation of homes nearby.
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