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Vandals Cause Sewage Back-Up in Cary Lake

Posted June 21, 1997 12:00 a.m. EDT

— A lake in Cary is full of sewage and police say vandals are to blame.

More than 500,000 gallons of raw sewage backed up into a lake in the Lochmere Highlands subdivision. Investigators say vandals threw large rocks and wood into a nearby manhole causing the sewage overflow.

Local resident Richard Williams says the incident is a shame. The lake is something the kids use for fishing and boating. The adults enjoy walking and running around it. It's a sad thing to see happen to a neighborhood like Lochmere.

Crews will work through the weekend to flush out the lake. They will test the water on Monday. So far, police don't have any suspects.