Officials: Don't Worry About Strange Smell In Washtenaw, Oakland Counties Today

WWJ News
September 10, 2019 - 1:28 pm
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ANN ARBOR (WWJ) - If you smell something strange in the air today, don't worry about it.

That's the message from officials as some residents of Washtenaw and Oakland counties are reporting an odd odor outside on Tuesday.

According to the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office, people may smell the "smoke of various types of plastic odorant" throughout the day.  

The stink, they say, is the result of a big fire at a scrap metal yard in Northwest Ohio, and should not be considered harmful. 

"Public safety officials on the scene of the fire have advised there are no major concerns regarding air quality and no further action required," the sheriff's office said, in a statement. 

Along with various areas of Washtenaw County, including in Ann Arbor, people have reported an unpleasant odor in Novi, Northville, Clarkston, Oxford and other communities.