IDAHO FALLS, Idaho – Six barrels containing a pain-relieving lotion that broke open and spilled on an eastern Idaho highway after the driver of a pickup with a trailer swerved to avoid a collision have been cleaned up.
Idaho State Police Trooper Tony Anderson tells the Post Register that nine 55-gallon barrels came fell off Wednesday after the driver swerved to miss an oncoming motorist on State Highway 31 and hit a bump.
Anderson says six barrels broke open and spilled the lotion produced by Worland, Wyoming,-based Amish Origins.
Steve Jenkins of the U.S. Forest Service says the lotion contains a chemical compound harmful to fish but none of the lotion spilled into nearby Pine Creek.
Jenkins says crews on Wednesday and Thursday cleaned up the lotion.
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