Milk truck overturns in Laurel, spilling contents, halting traffic

December 22, 2010|By Yeganeh June Torbati, The Baltimore Sun

A tractor trailer carrying a load of milk overturned Tuesday while turning in a traffic circle in Laurel, Howard County police reported, spilling most of its cargo and causing road closures while crews cleaned up the milk.

At about 4 p.m. at a traffic circle at Route 216 and Ice Crystal Drive in Laurel, 46-year-old Jeffrey Bryson of Pennsylvania attempted to turn, but his truck turned over. Most of the milk he was carrying, police said, spilled onto he road.

Bryson was not hurt in the accident, which occurred near Dunkin Donuts, Baskin Robbins, and New York J&P Restaurant and Pizza franchises.

Bryson was driving his cargo toward the Maryland and Virginia Milk Producers Facility off Leishear Road in Laurel, and the truck was operated by the Metzler Brothers Transport Company, a Pennsylvania firm.

Police detoured traffic through the circle during the milk clean-up, and trucks were called out to the area to salt the roads. Parts of eastbound Route 216 were completely closed until 6:15 p.m.

Howard County police continue to investigate the incident.

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