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MANCHESTER — A loaded propane delivery truck left the road and came to rest in a ditch on Route 30 across from Dana L. Thompson Memorial Park on Tuesday afternoon, tying up traffic through downtown Manchester Center.

No injuries were reported, and the cause remained under investigation as of Tuesday afternoon.

Traffic was backed up on Bonnet Street (Route 30) as police blocked it off so that tow truck operators, with Manchester firefighters keeping watch, could carefully pull the propane truck onto all four wheels and back to the roadside.

Northshire Rescue Squad also responded to the incident.

The truck is from Dorr Oil, which was founded in Manchester and sold to a New Hampshire company in 2016. The tow trucks were from Dorr Septic Systems Co., which remains locally owned.

Dispatchers initially reported the accident as involving more than one vehicle.

It was not immediately clear how the truck, headed south on Bonnet Street, left the road. What was clear was that it left the roadway, cut a deep trench into the grass beyond the shoulder and came to rest on its side, with its left wheels in the air.

The driver was uninjured, firefighters said.

Reach Greg Sukiennik at or at

802-447-7567, ext. 119.


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