Overturned truck spills asbestos on Queens expressway

Asbestos truck driver vanishes
January 13, 2008 5:17:45 PM PST
A tractor trailer carrying asbestos has overturned on the Clearview Expressway in Queens.And the office of emergency management is now trying to determine the risk to nearby homes and businesses.

Police say the truck hit a divider on the Clearview Expressway on Sunday afternoon before flipping over.

Investigators say the truck's driver fled on foot.

Northbound lanes near the Long Island Expressway are closed as workers clean the area.

It's not known why the truck struck the median.

No injuries have been reported.