Spill of animal fat closes US 40, State Road 9 in downtown Greenfield
GREENFIELD, Ind. (WISH) — Westbound U.S. 40 and both directions of State Road 9 were closed Wednesday afternoon in downtown Greenfield after a spill of animal fat and then a rainstorm “has turned the roadway into an ice skating rink!” the city’s police department says.
“Expect this closure to be in place for a few hours,” Greenfield police said in a Facebook post just before 5 p.m. Wednesday.
By 9:33 p.m., the roads had reopened.
“Thanks to Indiana Department of Transportation: East Central for all of their hard work cleaning up this slippery situation,” the city police posted on Facebook.
About a mile of U.S. 40, also known locally as Main Street, was closed from State Road 9/North State Street to Apple Street/South Morristown Pike, police say.
A block of northbound State Road 9 was closed from U.S. 40 to North State Street.
Southbound traffic on State Road 9 was being diverted about a mile north at McKenzie Road.