August 5, 2009

Soap seeps up from sewer, covers road

Authorities in Ohio said a foamy white substance that covered a road turned out to be concentrated soap dumped into the sewer by a hand sanitizer company.

Fire officials in Madeira said a motorist first reported the substance coming out of the sewer and onto Camargo Road Tuesday evening, the Cincinnati Enquirer reported Wednesday.

There was a big, white pillow across the roadway, firefighter Andrew Foppe said.

Foppe said the substance was found to be non-hazardous concentrated soap and the mess was cleaned up after about 1 1/2 hours. He said the soap was dumped into the sewer by Kutol Products Co., which is usually allowed to dump extra product into the sewer, but in this case Foppe said workers dumped too much at one time.

Fire officials are investigating incident and it has not yet been determined whether the company will be cited, the Enquirer said.