Smelly debris cleared

Members of the Sturgis Public Works Department spent three hours clearing animal debris from two U.S. 12 intersections last week.

City officials said some of the contents of a semi truck were spilled around 7 a.m. Thursday at Centerville Road and further east at Clay Street. The animal parts were loaded two days earlier and sat all day in 100-degree heat Wednesday before being transported to a rendering plant in Coldwater.

Downtown merchants said the smell of the debris was prevalent all day.

The animal parts were loaded back onto the semi before the driver was cleared to proceed to his destination.

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