DIX HILLS, N.Y. (AP) – There was plenty of crying over spilled milk Friday morning for Long Island commuters. A tractor-trailer carrying a load of milk overturned on the Long Island Expressway, tying up traffic for miles in both directions for more than five hours, police said. The accident occurred around 4:30 a.m. between Exits 51 and 52 in Dix Hills in the eastbound lanes, which remained closed until around 10 a.m., police said.

Traffic was redirected to a service road, and some westbound lanes were shut down so emergency vehicles could reach the scene. There were no injuries, police said.

The truck driver lost control of his rig, causing the back part of the trailer to flip and land atop an unoccupied car parked on the shoulder of the expressway.


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