CARY — More than 6,500 gallons of sewage spilled into a tributary of Crabtree Creek on Tuesday evening after a painter’s extension pole became lodged in a sewer line, the town announced this morning.
The spill took place at a manhole in the 200 block of Ashley Brook Court near Southwest Cary Parkway. The town said 10 fish were killed in the unnamed tributary, which was dammed and flushed with dechlorinated water.
The pole had collected grease and debris while lodged in the line. When such spills occur, the town sends letters to nearby homes and businesses about the need to keep grease and oils out of the sewer system.