HALFMOON, N.Y. -- New York State Police said a dropped fuel tank from a tractor-trailer was the reason for major traffic delays on I-87's northbound lanes Tuesday night.
A State Trooper with Troop G said the incident occurred just past the Twin Bridges around 7 p.m., when the tank apparently fell from the truck and spilled fuel onto the roadway.
As a result, The Department of Transportation shut down the left lane of I-87 north around 7:30 p.m. as crews worked to clean up the fuel spilled during the incident.
The left lane was closed for several hours, causing a rarely seen late night traffic jam on the Northway.
It was opened back up shortly before midnight.
You can watch some video from the scene on our Facebook page. Here is the link: http://www.facebook.com/wten.albany#!/photo.php?v=10100305282124052