Tractor Trailer Spills 30K Pounds of Cat Litter on Pa. Road

It took a cleanup crew five hours to scoop it all up.

A Pennsylvania road was closed for five hours this morning after a tractor trailer overturned and spilled more than 30 thousand pounds of cat litter, according to the Reading Eagle

It took a cleanup crew five hours to scoop up the bags of litter, which broke open in the fall and temporarily shut down the northbound lanes of Route 222 under the Spring Ridge Drive Overpass, located outside Reading.

The Reading Eagle reports that the crash occurred around 2 a.m., when the driver of the tractor trailer, 36-year-old Donald Haberle, turned too sharply after almost veering off the highway. Haberle reportedly suffered minor injuries and was taken to Reading Hospital.

Spring Township police Sgt. Bill P. Van Etten told the newspaper that the road was “really messy” but eventually clean enough to reopen around 7 a.m.

The litter was reportedly headed for a retail shop.

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