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Traffic snarl on Mumbai’s Sion-Panvel highway after LPG tanker topples near Nerul

Officials are working to clear the tanker from the arterial road to ease traffic movement

mumbai Updated: Dec 13, 2017 12:24 IST
Pranab Jyoti Bhuyan
Pranab Jyoti Bhuyan
Hindustan Times
The Sion-Panvel highway saw a major traffic jam after a tanker toppled over near Nerul on Wednesday morning.(Bachchan Kumar/HT Photo)

Wednesday morning saw severe traffic congestion on Sion-Panvel highway, the arterial road that connects Mumbai, Navi Mumbai and Pune, after an LPG tanker toppled near Nerul and blocked two lanes.

The police said that the tanker, which was heading towards Panvel, toppled while it was crossing the bridge at Uran naka.

The LPG tanker toppled near Nerul and blocked two lanes. (Bachchan Kumar/HT Photo)

“The traffic police, police as well as fire brigade officials reached the spot soon after the accident and have cordoned off the area,” said an official from Nerul police station, requesting anonymity. “There has been no fire because of the LPG.”

Officials are now getting the tanker cleared from the road.

First Published: Dec 13, 2017 12:21 IST