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Tanker truck spills oil, explodes on Long Island
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 5:43 AM EST
Wednesday, December 25, 2013 5:50 AM EST
By KATHY CARVAJAL, Web Producer -
NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -
Thousands of gallons of fuel spilled onto the Sunrise Highway on Long Island after a tanker truck was rear-ended and overturned injuring the drivers.
The truck flipped onto its side and exploded at about 11:15 p.m. on Tuesday in Bellmore, said police.
Twelve vehicles and three homes were damaged.
The fire was brought under control early Wednesday. At one point the flames were 20 feet high.
Seven-thousand gallons of oil leaked onto the roadway.
A major cleanup effort was underway Wednesday.
The Sunrise Highway remains closed near Newbridge Road.
The drivers suffered minor injuries.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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