A drump truck fire on the Long Island Expressway near Plainview is causing major tie-ups in the eastbound lanes.
Authorities are reporting that up to three lanes are blocked in the vicinity of Plainview at Sunnyside Boulevard at 11 a.m.
Plainview firefighters responded to the call at 8:42 a.m. and found the dump truck fully engulfed in flames. They worked quickly to put down the difficult fire, which had spread from the engine to the contents of the dump truck.
Shortly before 11 a.m., traffic remained snarled for miles back from that site. The fire closed the Service Road and three lanes of the expressway.