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Patterson Avenue in Winston-Salem reopened after milk tanker overturns

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[Update 6:30 p.m.] All lanes of Patterson Avenue are now open.

[Prior story 9:59 a.m.]

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — The Winston-Salem Police Department and the Winston-Salem Fire Department are on the scene of a wreck at 25th Street and Patterson Avenue.

According to the Winston-Salem Police Department, a milk tanker hit a parked car and a utility pole around 4:30 a.m.

The tanker is from Mountain Milk and was headed to the Dairy Fresh plant, less than a mile from where the wreck happened, according to the Winston-Salem Fire Department.

The milk from the tanker is leaking out onto the road.

Another milk tanker is on the way, but it will take two hours to get to the scene. When it arrives, the milk will be transferred to the new truck and then crews will move the overturned tanker.

The driver of the milk tanker was taken to Baptist Hospital for treatment to non-life-threatening injuries. Two other people, who were in the car that the tanker hit, were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries as well.

City emergency management was called to help with the cleanup. Duke Energy said it will take several hours to replace the utility pole.

The 2500 block of Patterson Avenue will be closed for approximately three hours.