- The Washington Times - Sunday, March 22, 2009

SWANTON, VT. (AP) - Residents of a small Vermont town are crying over the milk that was spilled when a truck overturned.

State police say the tractor-trailer was carrying about 8,000 gallons of milk when it went off a road Sunday morning and crashed into a drainage ditch in Swanton, close to the Canadian border. The tank ruptured, sending most of the milk into the ditch.

Firefighters in the town of about 6,500 residents contained the spill, but some of the milk ended up in the Missisquoi River, a tributary of Lake Champlain.

Police say the driver was going too fast while trying to make a left turn, causing his truck to roll over. He’s been cited for driving with a suspended license.

Nobody was hurt in the accident.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC. Click here for reprint permission.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide