Crews are still working to clean up this morning mess. Barriers are being put back in to place and we hope to be able to open all lanes soon. Still no official ETA for all lanes. pic.twitter.com/8myLeTnqTJ— Trooper Johnna Batiste (@wspd1pio) November 28, 2018
Nov. 29 (UPI) -- Traffic on a busy Washington state highway was brought to a standstill when a crashed semi truck spilled its load of powdered milk across the roadway.
The Washington State Patrol said the semi truck driver lost control when the vehicle was cut off by a Ford F-150 Wednesday on Interstate 5 in Maytown.
The semi truck crashed through a center barrier and into the southbound lanes of the highway, striking a FedEx truck in the process. The semi spilled its load of powdered milk across the road, causing all lanes to be blocked.
The highway was closed for several hours and the WSP said some lanes were reopened about 6 p.m.
Powdered milk is the substance you’re seeing all over the road. As the semi traveling north rolled into the southbound lanes the container split open spilling out these bags. pic.twitter.com/kBhgx8xb8I— Trooper Johnna Batiste (@wspd1pio) November 28, 2018