VIDEO: Hazmat crews being called to site of milk spill

Published on Tuesday, 25 March 2014 12:48 - Written by

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Traffic is backed up in all directions at the intersection of Palace and Erwin in Tyler after a milk truck overturned before 11 a.m. today. Palace Avenue is closed at the scene of the accident.

Hazmat crews are on the scene, said Tyler Fire Department district chief Joey Wiggins, because milk is spilling into storm sewers and can be hazardous to aquatic life if it spoils. Also, there is a hazard of spreading pathogens, Wiggins said.