A crashed tractor-trailer spilled kitty litter all over a Berks County highway Tuesday morning leaving the highway closed for nearly five hours.
The big rig driver lost control as he traversed a curve along Route 222 northbound near the Spring Ridge Road Exit in Spring Township, near Reading, around 2 a.m. Berks County dispatchers said.
The force of the wreck caused the trailer to split apart and spill cat litter on the roadway, dispatchers said.
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Spring Township Police Sgt. Bill P. Van Etten tells the Reading Eagle the driver of the rig sustained minor injuries.
Crews spent hours cleaning up 30,000 pounds of rain-moistened litter as police detoured traffic off Route 222 northbound, responders said.
A front-end loader was brought in to scoop up the litter and put it in large trash containers. The road reopened at 7 a.m.
The spill "was just really messy," Van Etten.