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Wednesday, 29 August 2012

PennDOT advises drivers that a section of Route 6 in and around the town of Kane, McKean County, is closed due to an overturned tanker hauling butane.

The area is being evacuated as a precaution and emergency personnel are on-site to assist drivers through local detours. PennDOT expects Route 6 to be closed in the Kane area until at least 11 a.m. today.

Drivers should proceed with caution and be prepared for stopped or slow-moving traffic and emergency personnel in the roadway.

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Kane residents: If you'd like to keep us, and others updated, call 368-9372 and talk to Scott.

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All traffic being diverted away from Kane


Update: School is closed today in Kane.

People being evacuated from their homes are being sent to Kane Area High School, and are being taken/directed there via Poplar Street.


There is a state of emergency this morning in Kane.

A tanker truck carrying butane overturned this morning at the intersection of Greeves and Fraley Street in Kane (Route 6). A mandatory evacuation of the area in Kane within a half mile of the spill is underway. The McKean County Emergency Management Agency is handling the situation and is urging that residents follow the instructions from police and other emergency officials.

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