Truck Spills Thousands Of Gallons Of Soy Milk, Health Department Forced To Build Dams In Massive Cleanup Effort

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A semi-truck carrying thousands of gallons of soy milk rolled over in Utah on Saturday, spilling the milk across an interstate highway and forcing officials to build dams during their cleanup effort.

The truck was carrying roughly 5,600 gallons of soy milk, and approximately 4,000 gallons spilled during the accident, according to Fox 13. Officials say the incident occurred around 11 a.m., local time, in Summit County, the outlet noted. The truck rolled over on Interstate 80.

The truck driver was taken to a local hospital after having to be extricated from the vehicle, the outlet reported. (RELATED: Driver Stung Over 100 Times After Cloud Of 5,000,000 Angry Bees Falls Off Truck).

Some of the spilled milk reached a nearby storm drain and poured into the Weber River, according to Fox 13.

The Summit County Health Department had to install temporary dams to prevent more soy milk from seeping into the storm drain, Fox 13 reported. The health department is still working on the cleanup process and assessing whether or not excavation is necessary.

I-80 was closed for roughly 2 to 3 hours following the incident but it has since been reopened, the outlet noted.

In June 2023, a semi-truck crashed in Provo, Utah, spilling millions of french fries over I-15, according to KSL TV. The crash left boxes of fries spilling all over the highway, impacting the northbound and southbound sides of the highway.

Officials believed the accident occurred due to the driver losing control of the truck, the outlet reported.

“It appears that the semi-truck drifted across the lanes to the left, collided with a barrier here. The inside barrier,” Utah Highway Patrol Sgt. Devyn Gurney told KSL TV.

Both sides of the highway were backed up for miles following the incident, the outlet reported. Clean-up took several hours and there were no injuries reported.