Cops: Truck drops 300-foot garbage trail onto Main Road

A Mattituck Sanitation Truck left a nearly 300-foot trail of garbage on Main Road in Southold Monday morning after a rear gate malfunctioned, Southold Town police said.

The road was closed from Town Harbor Road to Laurel Avenue as Mattituck Sanitation personnel and the New York State Highway Department cleaned up the debris.

The driver was operating a 1996 Mack Truck garbage truck eastbound on Main Road when the debris spilled just past 4 a.m., police said.