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Nassau Expressway in Inwood to be partially closed for a week after tanker overturns, Nassau police say

Firefighters and other emergency services at the scene

Firefighters and other emergency services at the scene of an overturned fuel tanker on the Nassau Expressway in Inwood Wednesday morning. Credit: Lou Minutoli

One lane on the Nassau Expressway in Inwood will remain closed for the next week as cleanup continues following an incident in which a tractor-trailer loaded with fuel overturned Wednesday morning.

Police said the driver of the vehicle was removed safely and no other injuries were reported. Additionally, police said, no charges had been filed.

Police said they are continuing to investigate how the 4:08 a.m. incident occurred. The cause of the accident remains under investigation.

Police said a split compartment leaked gas and diesel fuel onto the roadway which prompted officials to close the expressway in both directions from Bay Boulevard to Mott Avenue. One lane reopened Wednesday afternoon, but the other, police said, will remain closed for the duration of the cleanup.

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