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April 1, 2012 at 10:23 AM

Milk spills on Highway 520; no crying reported

There is not points to locate on the mapA tanker truck overturned on Highway 520 early this morning, spilling hundreds of gallons of milk and closing the westbound lanes for several hours.

The accident happened just before 1 a.m., as the semi was turning onto westbound 520 from I-405, according to the Washington State Patrol.

The truck driver lost control, WSP said, and the truck tipped over and struck a variable speed limit sign. Between 500 and 1,000 gallons of milk spilled onto the highway.

The incident was cleared by 4 a.m., a WSP communications officer said.

WSP is still investigating the incident and possible charges against the driver, a 42-year-old Redmond man, but says drugs or alcohol did not appear to be involved.

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