KENNEBUNK — Police are investigating a fish spill that occured on at turnpike exit in Kennebunk early Thursday morning. 

Fire Chief Jeffrey Rowe said public safety officials received a call around 6 a.m. Thursday regarding debris and an odor in the road at the northbound turnpike exit.

Rowe said there was about three inches of fish product on the road and that the Public Services Department cleaned up the waste and put down sand and salt to eleviate slipping.

He said crews were able to get the road cleaned up without much impact on morning traffic flow. 

Rowe said the Department of Enviromental Protection was notified about the incident. Video footage from the Maine Turnpike Authority was being reviewed.

Rowe said the DEP was notified and public safety officials were working with the turnpike authority 

Deputy Police Chief Michael Nugent said police are working on identifying who is responsible for the spill.

“A lot of folks had to drive through it and now their cars stink to high heaven,” he said.

Staff Writer Liz Gotthelf can be contacted at 282-1535, ext. 325 or [email protected]

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