Manure Spill Over Mile Long Closes Md. Road

Monday, Sep 19, 2011  |  Updated 1:01 PM EDT
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Traffic jams stink.  Especially when they are caused by manure.

Howard County highway crews had to hold their breath while they hustled to clean up a manure spill that stretched 1.5 miles on Sunday.  The spill stretched from Main Street in Ellicot City to Frederick Road in Baltimore County.

Howard County Fire Battalion Chief Eric D. Proctor tells the BaltimoreSun that crews spent nearly three hours cleaning up the liquid manure. The spill prompted street closures while crews cleaned the pavement.

Investigators said they are still searching for the source of the manure.

A worker at an Ellicot City wine bar, Mark Bowman, called the smell "disgustingly epic."

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