Don't Cry! Spilled Milk Closes Down Road
A tanker truck carrying milk overturned this morning on a freeway transition road near downtown Los Angeles at 10 a.m, spilling a portion of its calcium-rich cargo onto the freeway.
The tanker crashed on the transition from the westbound 10 Freeway to the northbound 5 Freeway, NBC 4 reports.
A SigAlert was forecast through the afternoon, with CalTrans tweeting that the road was expected to be re-opened by 4 p.m. The driver was hospitalized in good condition, according to a Los Angeles Fire Department alert, NBC reports.
Overturned tanker, milk spill close transition road from WB 10 to NB 5 near downtown LA. pic.twitter.com/VL0ep9Hwzl— NBC Los Angeles (@NBCLA) October 7, 2013
PHOTO: Big rig carrying milk overturns on 10 West transition to 5 North; ramp remains closed pic.twitter.com/YvKJSbn6sm— ABC7 Eyewitness News (@ABC7) October 7, 2013
Closure: WB 10 to NB 5 overturned tanker spilled 4000 gl. of milk. CT on scene with environmental contractor to remove milk and oil. ETO 4p— Caltrans District 7 (@CaltransDist7) October 7, 2013
200,000 gallons of milk have spilled on the 5 freeway. Emergency crews are shipping in Oreos from as far as San Diego fit clean-up— Michael Colbert (@logos728) October 7, 2013