Tanker Spill Closes Down Intersection in Inwood

Roadway has now been reopened in both directions after truck overturned early Wednesday morning.

Police reopened Burnside Avenue and Rockaway Turnpike about 24 hours after a tanker carrying about 7,500 gallons of gasoline overturned on Wednesday and spilled its contents on the roadway. 

Firefighters from several fire departments were on the scene containing the incident. 

The driver of the vehicle was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

3 strands January 09, 2013 at 03:17 PM
One wonders what Louis Madden's deal is if 99.9% of the population can submit a picture without slathering their name all over their photos. With that resolution, I don't think he needs to worry about copyright issues. As for the accident, no mention of any injuries .. hoping any were minor.
Carmela Soprano January 09, 2013 at 03:22 PM
An amateur photographer who has no low light capabilities, yet the photos are very discriptive of the scene and the enormity of the impact it has on the morning commute. Give him a break.
Tom Cohen January 09, 2013 at 04:06 PM
I just want to point out that once again it's the Lawrence Cedarhurst Fire Dept to the rescue!!
Jaime Sumersille January 09, 2013 at 04:23 PM
We welcome anyone to submit photos and be Five Towns Patch citizen reporters. Jaime Sumersille Regional Editor, Nassau County
Louis January 09, 2013 at 04:50 PM
it was taken on the fly with an apple iphone so deal with it
Matt M. January 09, 2013 at 05:12 PM
I think it's funny how someone could actually take the time to type BS remarks regarding the photographs taken. You're going to knock a photo submitted by someone who is not a "professional?" Who cares if he/she added their name to the image. It is only right that they do receive the credit. Regardless, as your taught when you are younger.... If you do not have anything nice to say, then don't say anything at all. -Matt 5T
Stephen J. Bronner January 09, 2013 at 05:34 PM
And we really appreciate it!
John Rock January 09, 2013 at 06:33 PM
I don't mind the name for a photo credit . As a new I 5 user how do add print to photos?
Chrissy January 09, 2013 at 06:43 PM
I understand that the driver was transported by PD to Jamaica Hospital with head trauma
Chrissy January 09, 2013 at 06:47 PM
Inwood, LC, Woodmere, Hewlett, Valley Stream, Lynbrook, Malverne, Franklin Square, and I am sure lots of others, including HazMat teams, NCPD units and ambulances, I am sure there are a few I missed. The list of the First Responders to thank goes on and on! These types of incidents are rare, thankfully, but they are all there in a moment's notice when needed, and many of they are volunteer, i.e., unpaid!!
Louis January 09, 2013 at 07:01 PM
i used ms paint to add name to pictures
Stephen J. Bronner January 09, 2013 at 07:37 PM
From Mitchell Pak on our Facebook page: Traffic was brutal in Cedarhurst. First, let me point out that two major intersections were closed - Burnside Avenue and Rockaway and 878 and Rockaway. As you might imagine, people going to and from Far Rockaway to Rockaway Turnpike/Boulevard were using Central Avenue, Washington Avenue and Cedarhurst Avenue to get around. This snarled traffic like you would not believe. I had to drive my younger daughter to preschool as her bus never came. My other kids' bus was over 30 minutes late. Not only were there sirens but also the buzz of FIVE traffic helicopters over the scene starting at about 5:30. Crazy.
TG Peppe Inc January 09, 2013 at 08:01 PM
Rhonda Romanelli January 09, 2013 at 08:04 PM
Was wondering the same thing...has road reopened?
Stephen J. Bronner January 09, 2013 at 08:23 PM
The road remains closed.
John Rock January 09, 2013 at 11:12 PM
As of 6:10 pm road is still closed.
Dov Herman January 09, 2013 at 11:48 PM
Total mess on Rkwy Tpk , need regular updates. Avoid at all costs.
Dov Herman January 10, 2013 at 12:00 AM
There are no police directing traffic , complete failure.
Karen Koch January 10, 2013 at 01:20 AM
I work in East New York and live in Long Beach. Took me over 4 hours to get home. No news (radio), no signs, no police directing traffic...... total frustration!
Jerome J. Levenberg January 10, 2013 at 01:44 AM
Ferry acident in lower Manhattan. Crane accident in Queens. Oil sill in Inwood. Does anyone know what the hell they are doing? Or are they all on booze or drugs?
Louis January 10, 2013 at 03:00 AM
South bound 878 going from Costco towards burnside is now open
Vaishali January 10, 2013 at 03:06 AM
No the roads are still closed . As it took me 4 hrs to get home from Nassau exp to burnside which is only a 15 min commute.but out of all this I am glad a life was not lost today
John Rock January 10, 2013 at 08:31 AM
Louis: Your photos and updates are appreciated,thanks!!!
Carmela Soprano January 10, 2013 at 11:56 AM
Well, just wait until Costco has their 22 bay gas station up and running on Rockaway Turnpike. This is only a taste of the traffic mess we're going to be experiencing, except it won't go away if Costco gets their way.
mohammad January 10, 2013 at 04:28 PM
Anyone know if there is video of the actual crash. red light cameras are located at this intersection, there must be video out there
Susan January 10, 2013 at 08:55 PM
You are absolutely on the mark. It will make the current traffic disaster worse.
mohammad February 05, 2013 at 09:08 PM
FOIA request denied for footage. i went as an individual.If went as newspaper or lawyer, would have received footage


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