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Tanker Truck Spills 7,000 Gallons Of Milk, Shutting Down Eastbound 91 Freeway In Riverside For Hours

RIVERSIDE (CBSLA) — Several thousand gallons of milk spilled on the 91 Freeway in Riverside Sunday, and may have made many drivers cry due to lanes being closed during the cleanup.

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(credit: CHP Riverside)

A tanker truck hauling 7,000 gallons of milk overturned on the eastbound 91 Freeway at the 215 Freeway interchange at about 5:24 p.m. Sunday, spilling milk across most lanes.

All eastbound lanes were shut down until nearly 8 p.m. while a hazmat team and the Riverside County Environmental Health responded to the crash. Cal OES was notified of the spill, which had sent an unknown quantity of milk into a storm drain.

The driver of the tanker truck was treated at the scene and released. No other vehicles were involved in the crash.

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