Toilet Paper Rolls Clog Section Of N. Idaho River
LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) - A section of a northern Idaho river remains clogged with huge rolls of unprocessed toilet paper after a semi-trailer accident last week.
State police say a Freightliner truck hauling the paper along U.S. Highway 12 on Friday slid into the Lochsa River. Lt. Allen Oswald says the fragile nature of the soaked toilet paper has made it difficult to remove from the river.
The Lewiston Tribune reports a towing company in nearby Kooskia is in charge of the cleanup efforts, which continued this week.
The 24-year-old driver of the semi-trailer was treated and released at a nearby hospital after the accident last week. Police say Mahmoud Salameh of Fort Worth, Texas, was ticketed for inattentive driving and failing to purchase a permit to haul the 53-foot trailer along the highway.
(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
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