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Sunrise Highway in Sayville reopens after truck fire, police say

All westbound lanes of the Sunrise Highway in Sayville were shut down Saturday afternoon, Sept. 7, 2019, after a tanker truck caught fire, Suffolk police said. Police had no information about injuries. The highway was fully reopened about 6:50 p.m. (Credit: Newsday / Vera Chinese)

All westbound lanes of the Sunrise Highway in Sayville reopened Saturday evening hours after a tanker truck caught fire, pouring flames and billowing black smoke from its engine, Suffolk police said.

Police received a call about 2:15 p.m. to report the fire near Exit 47 at Smithtown Avenue, police said.

Police and firefighters shut down the highway to douse the fire on the Clear River Environmental truck.

Police had no information about any injuries. The highway fully reopened at 6:50 p.m.

A man who answered the phone Saturday afternoon at Clear River — a septic, cesspool, and sewer cleaning company in Ronkonkoma — said no one was hurt in the fire. He had no further information.


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