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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 Wednesday, February 10th, shortly before 5:50 P.M., Suffolk Police 7th Precinct officers were dispatched to an MVA involving an overturn near Paraco Gas on McGraw Street.

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 Road. The driver was still inside and the officers reported that they were having trouble getting to him.

Emergency Service Section was dispatched, along with the Mastic FD and Mastic Ambulance. Mastic Fire Chief Rudy Sunderman arrived and confirmed to responding units that he had an overturned tractor-trailer with multiple propane tanks on board. The driver was able to be removed from the vehicle without the need of 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 by police for the duration of the incident.

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