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'Suspicious' Fuel Spill Shuts Lane Down on Wantagh Avenue

Police are trying to identify the source of the problem.

Police have shut down one lane on the southbound side of Wantagh Avenue to investigate what they are describing as a suspicious fuel spill.

According to Nassau County Seventh Precinct officers, the source of the spill is unknown, and police set up flares to block the southbound right lane across from the new Wantagh Starbucks.

The spill caused traffic backup on both sides of Wantagh Avenue, and sand trucks were dispersed to the scene to help contain the spill.

"We are still looking into this," police added.

This is a breaking news story, and Patch will provide more information as it's made available.

T. February 11, 2012 at 05:21 PM
Suspicious fuel spill? What makes a fuel spill suspicious?
Michael Ganci (Editor) February 11, 2012 at 06:50 PM
@T.- The officer at the scene said that. As far as specifics, they didn't know much at last mention.
tj February 11, 2012 at 07:42 PM
Why is it suspicious??? When do you ever see flammable liquid covering the highway??? That stuff is expensive to get rid of....Some guy could have just opened a value on his truck leaving it behind...

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