Meat mess on upstate NY road stinks up cars

 

The Associated Press

Some car owners are raising a stink after driving a road littered with meat in upstate New York.

Dozens of chunks of meat were on the road in front of a mall Thursday in Queensbury, The Post-Star (http://bit.ly/TZFYWZ) of Glens Falls said Saturday in reporting on the meat mystery in the town about 60 miles north of Albany.

Police believe meat fell off a truck that might have been heading from a farm or slaughterhouse to a rendering plant, but no one has come forward to claim it.

The state Department of Transportation cleaned the meat up, but driver James Teele and other motorists were still dealing with the aftermath Friday.

Teele said he immediately took his SUV to a car wash after driving through the mess en route home Thursday, "but it was too late." He told the Post-Star: "My vehicle still smells like rotting meat" and flies are swarming around it.

He said he believes the offending material was chicken fat.

Local car washes were busy with motorists trying to obliterate the meat smell. As many as 35 drivers flocked to Hoffman Car Wash, which started asking them to hose off their cars in a self-service area before going through the automatic wash, manager Matt Phillips said.

Still, the stench was tough to take.

"My guys had to step out for a while, it was so bad," Phillips said.

Drivers were still coming in Friday trying to rout the odor.

"After a while, it will decay," Phillips said. "But until then, when you turn the air (conditioning) on or air comes through the vents, watch out."

Information from: The Post-Star, http://www.poststar.com

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