ISP: Fecal matter spill closes I-65 exit ramp

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A pile of fecal matter has closed an I-65 exit ramp in White County Feb. 19, 2015. (WLFI Photo/Paul Zink)

WHITE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) — Indiana State Police say an Interstate 65 exit ramp in White County was closed Thursday afternoon after two tons of fecal matter spilled on the roadway.

Police said the southbound ramp from I-65 onto State Road 18, which is located at mile-marker 188, was closed due to the spill which police said appears to be some type of fecal matter that froze.

Indiana Department of Transportation’s Debbie Calder said they are not sure what the material is but she said there seems to be an odor. Calder said she believes it’s possibly hog droppings and estimated the load was about two tons.

Calder said the Indiana Department of Environmental Management was called to assess the situation to determine the material in the spill, and then how to clean it up.

INDOT reported around 5:30 p.m. the ramp was back open. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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