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McDonald's Truck Flips and Spills Milk All Over 210 Freeway Just Because it Rained

No one was injured.

An unhitched McDonald's trailer
An unhitched McDonald's trailer
Farley Elliott is the Senior Editor at Eater LA and the author of Los Angeles Street Food: A History From Tamaleros to Taco Trucks. He covers restaurants in every form, from breaking news to the culture, people, and history that surrounds LA's dining landscape.

Anyone out on the freeway early yesterday morning might have noticed a severe back-up near Pasadena, thanks to an overturned McDonald's big rig right off the 134 interchange.

Yesterday's heavy rains are being blamed for the one-vehicle accident, which CBS Los Angeles says snarled traffic for hours. The crash could have larger implications for local McDonald's franchisees in the area too, as reporters on the scene noticed a steady stream of dairy products leaking out from the rig while on its side. That can't be good.

Thankfully, no one was hurt in the incident, and crews appeared to get the place cleaned up and washed away by mid-morning (the rain must have helped in that regard). And who knows? Perhaps a little spilled milk actually helped the city's drought-stricken landscape in this instance.