134, 2 Freeway Interchange Reopens After Milk Truck Tanker Crash

Lanes on the transition road were closed for nearly 12 hours after the early morning crash

By Samia Khan, Oleevia Woo and Jonathan Lloyd
|  Wednesday, Feb 5, 2014  |  Updated 5:22 PM PDT
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Milk from a tanker that crashed and rolled on a freeway embankment flows down a hill. Raw video from Wednesday Feb. 5, 2014.

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Milk from a tanker that crashed and rolled on a freeway embankment flows down a hill. Raw video from Wednesday Feb. 5, 2014.

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Spilled Milk After Tanker Crash

A Southern California freeway interchange is closed after a tanker with 2,000-pounds of milk crashes. Ted Chen reports for Today in LA on Wednesday Feb. 5, 2014.
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A tanker truck filled with milk flipped off the side of a transition and "barrel-rolled" down and embankment in Glendale before coming to a stop in a wooded area below the interchange, closing the roadway for nearly 12 hours.

The crash occurred between the eastbound 134 Freeway and the southbound 2 Freeway about 3:30 a.m. Wednesday morning, according to the California Highway Patrol. The truck was carrying about 2,000 pounds of milk, which flowed down a hill and into a storm drain, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The driver of the truck was hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries.

"We really don't know what caused the accident," said California Highway Patrol Sgt. Barry Jones. "It appeared to roll on the transition road and went through the guardrail."

The transition road between eastbound 134 Freeway and southbound 2 Freeway were closed until 3 p.m. Wednesday as crews removed the crash debris. A light pole was down on the transition road and a wire was exposed, according to CHP.

A crane was used to remove several large pieces of the truck.

The truck crashed into a site often used as a homeless encampment, but it was not occupied at the time.

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