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YOU ASK: Drivers say carcass in road for months

Posted at 11:56 PM, Jun 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-03 08:31:32-04

A dead animal is causing grief for Summerlin drivers, but it's also causing confusion for city, county, and state officials.  

Drivers call a cat carcass on the roadway a disturbing sight.  One driver says the animal has been on the road for at least two months.  

"I would get a sick feeling in my stomach when I saw it," says Linda Martinelli.  

The carcass was on Summerlin Parkway, between Buffalo and Tenaya.  

Drivers like Martinelli are more concerned that nobody was removing the animal.  She called both city and state departments, and neither claimed responsibility.  

"I pay my taxes, all of us do," says Martinelli.  "We expect a certain level of service, and that would be to keep the streets free of dead animals and debris." 

According the City of Las Vegas Street Department, that stretch of Summerlin Parkway has four different jurisdictions responsible for different parts of the road.  They told 13 Action News that normally, a carcass would be the responsibility of Clark County Animal Control, but since it's on a busy highway in the city's jurisdiction, the street department agreed to take care of it. 

'Hopefully we won't have this problem in the future, with dead animals or other debris that ends up on the parkway," says Martinelli.  

The city told 13 Action News they planned to remove the animal by the end of the day Thursday.