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Tahoe-Truckee residents urged to clear propane tanks of snow

TAHOE CITY, Calif. — Placer County is warning Tahoe-area business and home-owners of the "extreme" danger mounting snow loads may have on buildings and propane tanks in the region.

Below is a press release from the county issued Wednesday with more information on the issue and tips on how to be prepared.

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With more than 20 feet of snow in some areas of eastern Placer County in recent weeks, snow loads on residential propane tanks are extreme — and pose a risk of leaks and possible explosion.

In 2011, when similar snow loads were a concern, propane leaks in the Serene Lakes area were widespread, triggering evacuations and the disconnection of power to homes. One leak caused an explosion that completely destroyed a home.

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