Tanker fuel spill closes Montauk Highway

A fuel spill shut down Montauk Highway in Southampton this morning.Police say a tanker carrying 32,000 gallons of oil began leaking on the roadway near

SOUTHAMPTON - A fuel spill shut down Montauk Highway in Southampton this morning.

Police say a tanker carrying 32,000 gallons of oil began leaking on the roadway near the Southampton/Water Mill border at around 7:30 a.m.

According to officials, the spill was caused by a broken valve in the tanker.

At one point, Southampton police say traffic on Montauk Highway was at a standstill for 2-3 miles in each direction.

For Chopper 12 footage of a fuel spill on Montauk Highway in Southampton, go to your digital cable box and select iO Extra on Ch. 612.

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