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More than 2,000 gallons of sewage overflow into Raleigh creek

Posted October 29, 2012 10:26 a.m. EDT
Updated October 29, 2012 10:42 a.m. EDT

— About 2,100 gallons of untreated wastewater overflowed into a Raleigh creek over the weekend until city crews were able to stop the leak.

City officials said Monday that the overflow happened when a sewer main at 3721 Brinkley Drive became clogged. The blockage was reported about 3:15 p.m. Saturday and cleared about an hour later. A spokesman for the city said the sewer likely had been overflowing for two days, leaking about 2,100 gallons into Marsh Creek.

The overflow was caused by a blockage in the pipe resulting from an uneven pipe joint.

The N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources Division of Water Quality was notified of the sewer overflow.