A couple near Pittsburgh were just minding their own business and getting ready for dinner when they heard a sound like an earthquake. There was not an earthquake in Pittsburgh: there was a tanker truck full of milk on a collision course with their house.
A massive milk spill is bad enough when it takes place on the highway, but things get pretty scary when you combine huge amounts of milk, sub-freezing temperatures, and what’s supposed to be the property where someone lives.
Fortunately, no one was injured: not the occupants of the house, and not even the driver. The truck ended up upside down, crushing part of the house and filling both the yard and the house with milk. A fully-loaded tanker truck weighs more than 75,000 pounds.
In an interview with TV station KDKA, the couple’s adult son “Everything’s soggy, every step you take is just milk.” He noted that even the carpets were soaked with milk, concluding, “I don’t know that they’ll ever live in this house again if you ask me.”
That is definitely something to feel sad about. The state Department of Environmental Conservation may have to weigh in on the possible environmental impact of that much milk soaking into the ground, since it didn’t all go into the house’s carpets and furniture.
The cause of the accident is still under investigation.
Milk Truck Overturns, Crashes Into Hempfield Twp. Home [CBS Pittsburgh]