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Cement Truck Overturns in Matinecock

Diesel fuel leaks from saddle tanks; spill contained with sand.

The driver of a cement mixer was unhurt Monday after his truck overturned in Matinecock, according to the Locust Valley Fire Department.

The truck tipped and landed on its side at the intersection of Piping Rock Rd. and Underhill Rd.

The Hicksville Fire Department Hazardous Materials Unit was called to respond to a diesel fuel leak from the truck's saddle tanks. The leaked fuel was contained with sand, and Locust Valley firefighters used a hand-operated pump to transfer the remaining fuel out of the tanks. 

Editor's Note: A previous version of this story identified the site as Old Brookville.

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Greta April 09, 2013 at 08:51 PM
these cement truck drivers are far too aggressive in these delicate back roads. glad the driver and everyone else is ok
Cageman April 11, 2013 at 09:38 AM
was he going up the hill off Piping Rock?And isn't this Locust Valley or Matinecock?Which company?I was there after they raised it back up.Wonder if it still works(the mixer).

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