Potato truck topples over near Simplot

A Funk Farms potato truck toppled over on East County Road near the J.R. Simplot Don Plant on Tuesday morning.

POCATELLO — East County Road just outside of Pocatello near the J.R. Simplot Don Plant in Power County had to be temporarily closed on Tuesday morning after a heavy truck overturned, spilling potatoes onto the roadway.

The driver of a Funk Farms potato truck apparently made a right turn onto East County Road near Interstate 86 in front of the Don Plant too quickly on Tuesday morning, causing the truck to topple over and spill its load, according to Idaho State Police

The driver of the truck will be cited for making an improper right turn, state police said. Nobody was injured during the crash.

The accident was reported around 11:30 a.m. By 11:50 a.m., heavy equipment was on the scene to scoop up the potatoes blocking the roadway, and workers were attempting to right the truck with chains. The road reopened at 1:05 p.m., according to ISP.