Milk Tanker Goes Off Side of Freeway in Eagle Rock; SigAlert Issued

A big rig loaded with milk rolled over an embankment and crashed off a freeway transition road on the border of Eagle Rock and Glendale Tuesday morning, prompting the California Highway Patrol to issue a SigAlert Tuesday, CHP officials said.

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A SigAlert was issued for the transition road between the eastbound 134 Freeway and the southbound 2 Freeway after a big rig went off the freeway. (Credit: KTLA)

The tanker was traveling eastbound on a transition road from the 134 Freeway to the southbound 2 Freeway around 3:30 a.m. when it went off the road, according to CHP Sgt Barry Jones said.

The transition road was closed “until further notice,” the CHP tweeted.

A tow company was working to move the big rig, which would lead to an additional lane closure on the 2 freeway, according to Jones.

“We’ll be closing the number four lane — which will affect commuters this morning — coming southbound on the 2,” Jones said. “The right lane will be closed and the eastbound 134 to the southbound 2 will be closed.”

The driver, described only as a male, was taken to a local hospital and treated for non-life threatening injuries, according to Jones.

Investigators were working to determine the cause of the crash.

KTLA’s Eric Spillman contributed to this report.

Check back for updates on this developing story.