Spilled milk cartons litter I-680 for 25 miles

Crates spilled from Concord to near I-580 junction in Pleasanton

A spilled load of milk crates and plastic milk cartons littered I-680 early this morning from Concord to I-580 near Pleasanton, a California Highway Patrol officer said.

Milk cartons were first reported to be littered throughout all lanes of southbound Highway 680 in near Bollinger Canyon Road in San Ramon at around 1:20 a.m., CHP Officer Haven said.

Over the next 20 minutes, the CHP received reports of plastic cartons and milk crates scattered on Highway 680 as far south as its junction with I-580 near Pleasanton, and as far north as its junction with state Highway 4 near Concord.

At a junction between I-680 and state Highway 242 in Walnut Creek, milk crates, milk cartons and milk were reportedly scattered in every southbound lane, Haven said.

CHP units were responding to clear the debris to the right hand shoulder, and any traffic hazard from spilled milk along the 25-mile stretch of highway had largely dissipated by 2 a.m.

The vehicle responsible for the spill had not been located.

Bay City News contributed to this report.

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on Oct 23, 2009 at 8:32 am

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Posted by moo
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on Oct 23, 2009 at 3:57 pm

no use crying over it -

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