Punctured tank leads to fuel spill on Route 48

04/27/2015 2:45 PM |
Firefighters expect the car that was leaking fluid on the road just west of Cox Lane on Route 48. (Credit: Tim Gannon)

Firefighters expect the car that was leaking fluid on the road just west of Bridge Lane on Route 48. (Credit: Tim Gannon)

The Cutchogue Fire Department responded to a fuel spill on Route 48 in Cutchogue Monday afternoon.

A westbound Hyundai Elantra hit something in the road that punctured its gas tank, said captain Amos Meringer of the Cutchogue Fire Department.

It was uncertain how long the car had been driving before the leak was detected about 2 p.m., officials said.

The driver pulled over to the side of the road just west of Bridge Lane after smelling fuel and was not injured, Mr. Meringer said.

Firefighters used a Plug N Dike Kit to contain the spill until a tow truck came to take the car away.

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