Cops: Tractor trailer was leaking fuel on Route 48 in Peconic

A tractor trailer’s failing drive shaft caused diesel fuel to leak onto Route 48 near the intersection of Peconic Lane Monday morning, Southold Town Police said.

Just after 8 a.m. an officer observed a tractor trailer stopped in the eastbound right lane leaking the fuel onto the roadway, police said.

The Southold Fire Department responded and helped stop the flow of fuel and the county department of public works assisted with the clean up, according to the report.