Long Island Expressway reopens following tanker fire in Melville

Police say a gasoline tanker fire closed a portion of the LIE.

Police say a gasoline tanker fire closed a portion of the LIE. (3/11/15)

WOODBURY - The Long Island Expressway has reopened after a tanker fire closed part of the expressway in Melville for hours Tuesday night.

Police say the truck was carrying 12,000 gallons of fuel when the driver noticed a mechanical issue at around 8:30 p.m.

He managed to pull over and get out on the westbound side at Exit 50.

No one was hurt in the incident.

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