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Molasses truck overturns in eastern Idaho, creates sticky situation

The semi landed on its side. Police say the driver was taken to the hospital.
Credit: Power County Sheriff's Office
The truck hauling molasses ended up on its side, spilling the sticky mess on the shoulder of the highway.

BOISE, Idaho — Authorities in eastern Idaho found themselves in a very sticky situation Wednesday morning.

A semi-truck hauling molasses tipped over, spilling the sweet syrup all over the side of the road.

It happened around 5:30 a.m.

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The Power County Sheriff's Office says they found a semi-truck on its side with the driver trapped inside on Interstate 86 west of American Falls.

No word on what caused the crash.

The truck driver was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Officials urged those driving in the area between mile markers 22-24 on I-86 to use extreme caution as the smell from molasses would likely attract wildlife to the area.

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