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Truck spills massive load of potatoes on I-15 on-ramp

Idaho Falls

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UPDATE: Idaho State Police say the driver of the semi-truck, Todd Eaton, 53, of Menan, failed to negotiate the curve and the vehicle tipped over.

Eaton was transported by ground ambulance to the Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls.

Both the southbound lanes of Interstate 15 were blocked for approximately 3.5 hours. Traffic is back to normal at this hour.

IDAHO FALLS — A semi-truck hauling a massive amount of potatoes overturned Wednesday afternoon, spilling spuds all over the road.

The accident happened around 3 p.m. on the on-ramp to southbound Interstate 15 at milepost 119.

Crews are currently on scene clearing the potatoes from the road. One lane of traffic is open and drivers are asked to use an alternate route.

The driver of the truck was taken to the hospital, according to authorities.

Tow truck companies have just arrived and are working to remove the semi from the interstate. has a crew on the scene and will update this story as we receive new information.