Tank Explodes at Glenville Asphalt Plant

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There are multiple reports this morning of a gas tank exploding shortly after 6:30am at the same asphalt plant were two men died in a blast last year.

The explosion at Mohawk Asphalt Emulsions on Freemans Bridge Road sent guests scrambling out of the just-opened and nearby Homewood Suites.

There are no reports of any injuries. This is the second time in less than a year that authorities have had to confront an emergency at Mohawk Asphalt Emulsions. 

Guests at the hotel were allowed to return to their rooms around 7am.

Police closed the road near the blast scene but it has since reopened.

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