Excavator ruptures propane tank

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Marble Island Road was closed Tuesday after an excavator in Colchester ruptured a 1,000-pound propane tank.

A Colchester Police Department press release said CPD and Colchester Rescue assisted crews from Malletts Bay Fire, Colchester Center Volunteer Fire Company, Winooski Fire and Burlington Fire Department.

Residents in the immediate area were evacuated, and fire crews were continuing to monitor the leak at press time. Patterson Propane also responded to the scene and assisted in mitigating the leak.