Dairy truck rollover leads to spilled milk on Hwy. 416
Driver suffered minor injuries, highway lane closed
Jugs of milk littered a stretch of Highway 416 Saturday morning after a transport truck rolled over south of the intersection with Roger Stevens Drive.
Fire crews, police and paramedics were all called to the scene of the crash, which happened around 6:30 a.m.
Photos of the crash show hundreds of crates and milk jugs on the highway, many of them leaking out onto the road.
<a href="https://twitter.com/OttFire?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@OttFire</a> Firefighters assessed & treated the single occupant who was able to get out of the vehicle on their own. Patient care was transferred to <a href="https://twitter.com/OttawaParamedic?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@OttawaParamedic</a>. Firefighters contained the leaks & Tech Rescue crews helped move the front of the truck to open traffic. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/OttNews?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#OttNews</a> <a href="https://t.co/z5rnAL5NzP">pic.twitter.com/z5rnAL5NzP</a>—@OttFire
The driver suffered minor injuries and was able to get out of the truck without help. He was then taken to hospital by paramedics.
Fire crews worked to contain a fuel leak and helped direct traffic, while Ontario Provincial Police closed the southbound lanes of Highway 416 near the crash.
ROAD CLOSURE: <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Hwy416?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Hwy416</a> SB at Roger Stevens Dr <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Ottawa?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Ottawa</a>: Roadway closed following a collision. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/OPP?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#OPP</a> on scene. ^aw—@OPP_COMM_ER
"It's not a hazard. But for safety reasons, everything has to be cleaned up before it's safe to reopen the highway," said Sgt. Cynthia Savard.
OPP reopened the highway at around 4 p.m.
- A previous version of this story incorrectly said Roger Stevens Drive was closed.Apr 23, 2022 3:23 PM ET