What happens when 8,000 gallons of fuel explodes on the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway? Well, there's a huge fire and tons of traffic, both car and subway, is diverted, as a tanker crashed on the BQE around noon today. Luckily, the driver managed to get out of the truck and no one was hurt. WNBC reports "part of a temporary overpass apparently fell on top of the truck," causing the fire. Yikes - we wonder if the truck hit the overpass or if the overpass fell... the former makes us feel slightly better, though not by much. But the FDNY is not sure why the truck turned over.

The 7 train is suspended in both directions. And WABC says it was a Mobil gasoline tanker - which would be anywhere from $16,000 to $25,000 worth of gas - depending on where you get your gas, but this handy government chart of gas prices can let you know if you're being taken for a ride at your gas station.

Image of the fire from WNBC