(February 6, 2011) The Dallas North Tollway (DNT) and the Dallas Parkway frontage roads – between Stonebrook Parkway and Main Street – are closed in both directions due to an overturned, propane tanker truck. The exit ramps on the DNT are closed at Cotton Gin Road and Main Street, as well.
Northbound motorists are being forced to exit Stonebrook Parkway; southbound motorists are being forced to exit Main Street.
It may be necessary to cut power to the area surrounding the accident site, which is at Cotton Gin and Dallas Parkway.
Frisco Firefighters received the call at 10:03 a.m. regarding an accident involving the propane truck and an SUV.
Fire investigators say the truck was hauling approximately 1500 gallons of liquid propane at the time of the accident. Frisco Fire HAZMAT, as well as two engines, one truck, one ambulance are responding.
“Due to damage to the tanker, officials with the trucking company say they cannot transfer the propane to another truck safely,” said Chief Mack Borchardt. “As a result, we will be releasing propane into the air. Dallas Fire Department is assisting us by providing a vehicle with a large, mounted fan to help disperse the propone in a safe manner.”
The Frisco Fire Department reports the truck driver was transported to a hospital and treated for minor injuries.
The driver of the SUV was not hurt. Frisco police are investigating the cause of the accident.
First responders expect the closures will be extended and advise motorists to find another route.