Ottawa Co. road reopens after hot dog, ground meat spill

Ottawa County

JAMESTOWN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — Ottawa County authorities are looking for the person who spilled hundreds of pounds of hot dogs and ground meat on 8th Avenue, forcing the roadway to close for hours.

Authorities were notified about the spill around 9:45 a.m. Monday when drivers on 8th Avenue just north of M-6 began slipping on the mess.

A Dec. 16, 2019 photo shows some of the meat scraps cleaned off 8th Avenue in Jamestown Township following a spill.

The Ottawa County Road Commission and Jamestown Township Fire Department were among those who responded to the scene. Crews used heavy equipment to scrape most of the meat off the road. Firefighters finished the cleanup efforts by hosing down the roadway.

“It doesn’t smell bad. You can smell that it smells like sausage when you get up close to it, but it doesn’t smell bad. It would probably be different if it was hotter,” said Jamestown Township Fire Chief Duane Miedema.

Both directions of 8th Avenue were closed for the cleanup effort. The roadway reopened around 1:30 p.m.

It’s unclear what led to the spill.

“That is a big question. Somebody dropped it somewhere off a truck. That’s not how it was reported, just that it was on the ground. We don’t know how it got there,” said Miedema.

Dispatchers say no one was injured.

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