Paint spill on U.S. 31 cleared up

A paint spill that restricted traffic after 3 p.m. Friday afternoon on U.S. 31 near Oleson’s in Manistee was quickly cleaned up and the entire road was opened up around 4:30 p.m. Manistee Police Sgt. Thomas Bruce said the spill occurred when a Gill-Roy’s Hardware truck driver was traveling north onto the U.S. 31 Bridge from Gill-Roy’s Hardware in Manistee, spilling white and red paint. City police officers used a fire hose with water to clear the spill. For more on this story, read the Saturday Oct. 1, 2016 edition of the News Advocate or visit


Posted by Sean Bradley

Sean is the city and cops and courts reporter for the News Advocate, he also is in charge of the entertainment and Reasons to Celebrate pages. He can be reached at (231) 398-3109 or

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