East Liverpool officials investigating strange smell and haze

Wellsville and East Liverpool residents said the odor smelled like chlorine and burning oil

East Liverpool officials investigating strange smell and haze

EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio (WYTV) — City officials are investigating the source of a strange cloud-like formation and odor along the Ohio River Wednesday morning.

The Morning Journal reports that residents of East Liverpool and Wellsville began reporting the strong odor — ranging from a chlorine smell to burning oil — starting at 6:30 a.m. Wednesday. The smell and haze was reported in the area of the river, as well as around Sunnyside Avenue and Webber Way.

Service-Safety Director Brian Allen told the Morning Journal that the city is “actively investigating” the source, saying it definitely came from downriver, although a source hasn’t been determined.

The odor reportedly dissipated by early afternoon.

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