Thursday, June 01, 2006

Behind the stinky news

Stowe had a stinker on its hands Tuesday.

At about 9:30 a.m. — as cars slowly made their way through the village because of roadwork and Main Street began to fill with spectators for the Memorial Day parade — a dump truck accidentally dropped its load in the northbound lane of Maple Street (Route 100). A bunch of sludge (treated sewage goodness) spilled onto the road, and crews scrambled to get the mess cleaned up. I wrote a story about the mishap in this week's Reporter.

What people may not know after reading the story, though, is that I used to live in the apartment adjacent to the site of the stinky mess. Sure am I glad I moved two months ago...

Fortunately for those folks living along Maple Street, officials have since cleaned up the stuff and covered it with lime. Though word is the smell still lingers, especially on a hot afternoon.

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