A MILK TANK has crashed and overturned into a river in west Wales, spilling milk and turning the water white.

The lorry careered off the A482 near Llanwrda in Carmarthenshire on Wednesday evening, crashing through the safety barrier and ending up in the River Dulais.

Natural Resources Wales (NRW) said an “unknown quantity” of milk had leaked from the tanker, which caused “significant discolouration”.

NRW told The Carmarthenshire Herald that it’s officers would return on Thursday morning to continue to assess the impact of the spill.

May Lewis posted a video on Twitter which shows milky white water cascading over a small waterfall.

Where the tanker left the road – Image D Harries/Herald
Milk could be seen in the water well over a mile from the crash site – Image D Harries/Herald