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Food processing plant spills milk into creek causing water to turn white

By Mason White 5:12 PM September 17, 2017
Cicero Creek turned white from milk spill
Cicero Creek turned white from milk spill
By: Tanya Clark

Motorists in Indiana, were surprised to see a creek turning white.

The Tipton County Emergency Management center said that firefighters and other agencies removed 14,000 gallons of water and milk from the Cicero Creek.

According to the police investigation, on Tuesday, the Park 100 Foods plant suffered a leak in one of its storage tanks, causing milk to spill out into the creek.

The plant said that they only lost about 300 gallons of milk, but that was enough to turn the creek white for several miles.

Motorists frantically called 911 to report that the creek has turned white, fearing that a dangerous substance was released into the water.

Crews worked for several hours to pump out water from the creek until it returned to its natural color.

Officials said that the creek wasn’t contaminated and the water did not turn toxic at any time.

Parts of State Route 19 was shut down to allow crews to clean up the creek.

Ironically, the Cicero Creek spills into the White River, which is not white.