Video shows massive fire after truck overturns on New York Highway

Officials said a propane tank explosion in Queens, New York closed a highway just after midnight on Tuesday.

Police in New York City said the explosion occurred on the westbound Long Island Expressway where a 36-year-old male truck driver, who was not identified by police, lost control of the vehicle after hitting a piece of snow.

The semi-truck was affected by a vehicle crash of a semi-truck, dropping “large” cargo of a propane cylinder, police said.

According to police, no one was injured.

The videos show a flip-over vehicle engulfed in flames, causing an explosion and emitting smoke in the air.

On December 22, 2020, a propane tank exploded after a truck rollover on an expressway in Queens, NY.@Nellachronism via Twitter

Police said one of the propane cylinders spilled from the truck hit a US mail truck parked nearby, causing a vehicle to catch fire.

According to the New York City Fire Department, the fire was controlled by a team of 106 firefighters approximately two hours after the explosion.

The NYPD found “no criminality” by the truck driver involved in the crash.

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