Clogged Cary sewer overflows into creek

From Staff ReportsJanuary 11, 2006 

A sewer overflowed Sunday, sending 2,451 gallons of raw sewage into an unnamed tributary of Walnut Creek.

Town of Cary utility workers said the waste spilled from a manhole at the 200 block of Whitehall Way after grease and debris blocked the sewer line below.

Workers spent Sunday evening clearing the sewer and flushing out the tributary with 52,300 gallons of dechlorinated water.

Cleanup workers did not find any dead fish, according to Sam Tingler, the manager of the town's utility systems maintenance.

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