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Milk truck crash sends debris across Youngstown interstate

Milk truck crash sends debris across Youngstown interstate

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Law enforcement cited the driver of a milk truck just after a crash that remaining milk and particles scattered throughout Interstate 680.

Tahan Broome, of Farrell, faces a failure to control demand, in accordance to Youngstown Law enforcement. He was driving for DFA Dairy (Dean Foods).

The crash that took place all over 2 p.m. Thursday still left a extend of Interstate 680 closed until eventually about 9:30 p.m. Thursday.

At its worst, the scene saw milk crates spilling out of the side of the truck, and both equally lanes ended up shut down. No one was hurt.

Broome, who driving a semi filled with gallons, quarts and modest cartons of white, chocolate and strawberry milk, dropped command as he rounded the bend on I-680 southbound, just just before the Williamson Avenue exit.

“He was just going. He felt the trailer get started to sway, tipped about. It is kind of a common point on some of these ‘s’ curves likely through 680 right here,” explained Youngstown Battalion Main John Evenly.

The truck came to rest on a concrete wall, with some of the milk slipping into both of those lanes and some remaining in the truck. There had been black crates and plastic jugs everywhere you go.

For Lightly, the spilled milk was a issue.

“So the most significant issue… the milk, if it will get into the waterway, there is a advancement medium germs that begins to kill marine lifetime and so forth. So the crews did a wonderful position of receiving the waterways sealed off. So we really do not feel there’s heading to be any situation there,” he explained.

Continue to, a crew from First Call Environmental — an crisis spill response company — confirmed up. Men in white fits could be seen wanting above a barrier, examining the spot beneath the street. A backhoe and dumpster have been introduced in to clean up the mess — the obligation of which was Ludt’s Towing.

Tracey Anderson, who functions for Ludt’s Towing, mentioned they’ve dealt with comparable incidents.

“Well, we’ve had like a Burger King spill and things like that prior to so yeah, yeah,” Anderson stated.

Somebody from the Ohio Department of Transportation was also inspecting a big concrete trestle that the semi brushed up against in advance of crashing. The trestle was Ok.

After it’s all cleaned up, sand will be laid down to soak up the milk.

“A great deal of sand. Then sweeping up the sand. We never want slippages for the tires on the roadway, particularly coming all over these corners. So there is a lot of work,” Evenly reported.

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There was a representative from Dean’s Dairy on the scene, but all he would say was that the truckload of milk was headed to a different dairy.

Jennifer Rodriguez and Gerry Ricciutti contributed to this report.