The town of Volda in happier times. Photo: Alexander Botn
Cars entering the town then dragged the stinking refuse all over its streets.
"I've been looking at social media and many people are complaining that it smells like shit all over large parts of the town," Audun Asphjell, a local journalism student told the VG newspaper.
"We saw toilet paper and faeces everywhere on the road. It was more like a sewer than the E39."
Volde, just south of Alesund in western Norway, is well known for its university college, which specialises in training teachers and journalists, it beautiful location, and its strong cultural heritage.