Truck spills animal remains onto highway overpass

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JEROME, Idaho (News Release) — First Segregation Firefighters were asked to clean up an unusual mess on State Highway 50 on Thursday.

They were called to spray cow remains off the road.

"It was awful smelly," said Don Utt, the fire station's chief.

A truck carrying the remains accidentally dumped part of its load just before 4 p.m. The driver cleaned up some of it, but first responders were asked to finish the task.

"We just came out with a big truck worth of water and washed it off," Utt said.

The incident closed one lane for about an hour. Jerome County Sheriff's Deputies and Idaho Transportation Department workers helped keep traffic moving around the mess.

"So vehicles don't spread it on the roadway," said Craig Crouse, a sheriff deputy. "They got it picked up pretty quickly."

The Idaho State Police is currently investigating a two vehicle crash on State Highway 50 at 4, on the north side of the Hansen Bridge.

The eastbound lane was blocked at about 3 p.m. As of a bout 4 p.m. all lanes of travel were open.

More information will be released when available.

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