Thousands of gallons of milk spills in Ky. tanker truck crash
PULASKI COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - There’s a traffic alert for drivers in Pulaski County.
According to the Somerset-Pulaski County Special Response Team, a tanker truck hauling milk crashed Tuesday morning at the intersection of Highways 80 and 914, just outside Somerset.
Around 4,500 gallons of milk spilled.
Officials say a dam was made to contain the majority of the milk from getting into a storm drain and then into a local stream. They say milk in this quantity can be a danger to aquatic life, as well as bacteria issues, so is treated as a hazard.
“In the quantities that this is, milk can be a danger to aquatic life. It pulls the oxygen out. It dilutes into the water. So, it’s not a mixture. So, fish and other aquatic life basically suffocate,” said Doug Baker with the Somerset-Pulaski SRT.
Cleanup is continue throughout the day Tuesday.
The driver of the truck was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Officials say the cause of the crash is still under investigation.
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