33,000 gallons of sewage reach Raleigh creek after sewer overflow, officials say

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – A sewer overflow in Raleigh resulted in more than 33,000 gallons of sewage reaching a creek Thursday, City of Raleigh officials said.

According to City officials, a contractor working in the 2400 block of Wycliff Road caused the overflow around 10:10 a.m. Crews were on scene 30 minutes later and had stopped the overflow by 11:30 a.m.

Though the overflow was stopped, cleanup took until 6:30 a.m. Friday, which meant that the sewage was overflowing for around 11 hours, officials said. The approximately 33,000 gallons of sewage flowed into nearby House Creek.

No fish kills have been observed as of yet.

 

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