A truck carrying propane tanks flipped and burst into flames while on a busy New York City expressway early Tuesday, fire officials said.
The explosion occurred in Queens on the Long Island Expressway around midnight after the tractor trailer overturned, New York City Fire Department said.
FNDY didn’t say what caused the truck to overturn, but NBC New York and the New York Post reported police officials said the truck likely skidded on black ice. The Post reported there were nearly 300 propane tanks on the truck.
Twenty five fire units and 106 firefighters responded to the scene and had the fire under control by 1:30 a.m., FDNY said. According to the department, there were no injuries.
Video of the truck ablaze on social media showed massive flames burning on the expressway as cars on the other side slowly drove by.