WALKER, Mich. (WOOD) — Road crews worked to clean up a spill on multiple roads in Walker Tuesday morning.
In a Facebook post, the Walker Police Department originally said an asphalt truck spilled its load on the westbound lanes of Lake Michigan Drive between Manzana Court and Wilson Avenue SW, then south on Wilson to Riverbend Drive SW.
The city of Walker later clarified in a tweet that the substance was not asphalt but was wet soil from a pond dredging project. It said that the spillage was not hazardous.
The city said the truck spilled its load due to a malfunction. It later said the truck did not stop but that Walker police worked with area businesses to track down the truck and driver. An investigator took “enforcement action,” the city said, but did not publish the name of the driver and company at fault.
Drivers were advised to avoid the area and seek an alternative route as the road commission and department of public works crews worked to clear the scene. The police department noted it would likely take some time for the roads to be cleared.
“Personally, we think it looks like a Lighting McQueen mess up from the movie CARS,” WPD said in the Facebook post on Tuesday.
— News 8’s Anna Skog contributed to this report.