After accident 30,000 pounds of yogurt spills on New York highway

A tractor trailer carrying more than 30,000 pounds of yogurt in western New York jackknifed on a highway Thursday afternoon, causing the packs of yogurt to spill onto the roadway.

The incident occurred as the truck was heading westbound on I-86 in the town of Ellery, Chautauqua County, near the Pennsylvania border.

A second tractor-trailer struck the disabled first truck and then hit the guiderail, State Police said.

After it hit the guiderail, the second truck’s trailer separated from the tractor and went over the guiderail, coming to rest on the Route 430 access ramp below the highway, police said.

Then the disconnected trailer’s load of yogurt spilled onto I-86 and the Route 430 access ramp, police said.

The driver of the second tractor-trailer, Tommy Stacy, 50, of Marion, Ohio, was treated for minor injuries. No tickets were issued.

The crash was likely due to bad weather, State Police Capt. Eric Balon told the Post-Journal in Jamestown.

The snowy conditions and the closed road because of the accident led to some minor secondary crashes, the paper said.