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Veterans Memorial Highway west reopened after overturned oil tanker crash, Suffolk police say

An oil truck overturned on the westbound Veterans

An oil truck overturned on the westbound Veterans Highway, leading to the road being closed while firefighters off-load the fuel and clean up the area. Credit: James Carbone

Veterans Memorial Highway in Ronkonkoma reopened Wednesday after closing for about five hours due to an overturned oil tanker, Suffolk police said.

The tanker driver suffered minor injuries, police said.

The tanker was heading west on Veterans Highway near Connetquot Avenue when it overturned at 7:08 a.m., police said. The driver who was only identified as a man was taken to a hospital to be treated.

The county police motor safety section responded to inspect the tanker along with the state Department of Environmental Conservation and Islip Town Fire Marshal and Hazmat.

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