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Tractor Trailer Carrying Propane Tanks Flips in Shirley

By JOHN WALTHERS, Senior Correspondent | February 10, 2021 | NEW YORK

Story No. 021021104

Shirley NY – On Weds February 10, 2021 shortly before 5:50 PM Suffolk Police 7th precinct officers were dispatched to an MVA involving an overturn near Paraco Gas on McGraw st. The first officer on scene found a tractor trailer carrying propane tanks flipped over a snow embankment on Oak ave Off McGraw and Eastbound Sunrise Highway service rd. The driver was still inside, and the officers reported they were having trouble getting to him initially.

Emergency Service Section was dispatched and the Mastic Fire Department and Mastic Ambulance were also dispatched to the scene. Mastic Fire Chief Rudy Sunderman arrived and confirmed to responding units that he had a overturned tractor trailer with multiple propane tanks on board. The driver was able to be removed from the vehicle without the need for the hurst tools.

Engine 2 was the first due engine followed by engine 3. Chief Sunderman advised them to pull in the parking lot of the nearby church and bring the crews up. Firefighters inspected the truck to make sure there were no major leaks and stood by at the scene until the wrecker arrived. The Brookhaven Town Fire Marshal also responded to the scene. No information on any injuries was available. Oak ave and the Sunrise Hwy ramp to it were closed for the duration of the incident by police.

This article is a direct street report from our correspondent and has not been edited by the 1st Responder newsroom.