This Crash Has Everybody Searching For Their Captain Crunch
May 1st, 2017
A tanker truck hauling milk rolled over on an interstate in Michigan, according to authorities. Some of the load was spilled across the road which ended up shutting a portion of the interstate down.
This morning's crash closed a stretch of westbound Interstate 94 in St. Clair County's Port Huron Township, which is about 55 miles northeast of Detroit. The Times Herald of Port Huron reported a hazardous materials team responded to deal with the cleanup of the milk and get traffic back in the flow for the morning commute. Those unfortunate enough to be near the wreck had the unpleasant sour odor mixed with the warm sun as crews worked to remedy the situation. Milk continued to steadily spill out from the tanker, flowing into the ditch between east and westbound I-94, soaking the dirt and mixing with the standing water. Talk about a rough start to your Monday!
The sheriff's department says one westbound lane was open by around midday today. That's a lot of milk to clean up...half a day's worth. To be exact, more than 11,000 gallons of milk rolled multiple times on the interstate!
The cause of the rollover started when an SUV ran out of gas and was parked in the right lane when two semi-trucks approached. The department says one semi swerved and avoided the SUV, but the tanker hauling the milk clipped the SUV and crashed and in turn rolled over.
There were no injuries were reported and the 36-year-old man who had been driving the SUV was cited in the crash.