Big rig crashes, goes over the side, spills milk

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Two of the southbound lanes of Interstate 5 through the Newhall pass were expected to remain closed until 2 p.m. Tuesday after a milk truck went down an embankment near Calgrove Boulevard Monday night.

“A big rig hauling milk went down an embankment just south of Calgrove,” California Highway Patrol Officer Eric Preissman told The Signal Tuesday morning.

“As a result, the number three and four lanes at the (construction) split will remain closed until 2 p.m.,” he said, referring to the two lanes closed to the shoulder.

The solo vehicle crash happened shortly after 10:15 p.m. Monday night in the southbound lanes of I-5, ending with the truck on its side.

The driver of the big rig suffered minor injuries, Preissman.

Asked about the spilled load being hauled, Preissman said: “It was a slow leak so they estimate it was about a couple of gallons.”

After a pause, he added: “There’s no use crying over spilled milk.”

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