Something stinks in Arlington, Va. today—and it's not bad barbecue.
Something stinks because, early yesterday morning, a car got into an accident with a sanitation truck owned by a local company called Don's Johns. The company bills itself as "the leader in porta potty rental, restroom trailer rental, porta johns for sale, and sanitation services in Virginia, Maryland, and Washington D.C." So when a car hit one of Don's Johns trucks yesterday, more than 1,800 gallons of human waste was dumped into the Arlington streets. And furthermore, just about all of that human waste spilled out into the surrounding storm drains, meaning officials couldn't clean it up immediately.
So happy Memorial Day, Arlington! We hope you enjoy having your cookouts and BBQs inside this year. Also, you might want to stay far, far away from any local water supplies for the next couple of days. Or better yet, the next couple of weeks, months, or even years. Yuck!
[via Washington Post]