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Plenty of spilled milk near Eagle Rock after tanker overturns

Plenty of spilled milk near Eagle Rock after tanker overturns
Crews work to off-load diesel fuel from a tanker truck that overturned near the 2 Freeway in Eagle Rock early Wednesday morning. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)

A tanker truck that overturned near the 2 Freeway in Eagle Rock early Wednesday left plenty to cry about after sending its load of milk down an embankment.

The truck veered over the side of the transition road from the eastbound 134 Freeway to the southbound 2 Freeway at about 3:30 a.m., said California Highway Patrol Officer Jennifer Cassidy. The No. 4 lane on the southbound 2 Freeway was also closed as crews worked to clear the wreckage.

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Television news footage showed the driver of the truck limping away with the help of paramedics. He was taken to a hospital.

Firefighters, meanwhile, are "considering it a haz-mat spill," Cassidy said.

The quantity of milk spilled was not immediately known.

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