Sewage spills into Raleigh creek upstream of Shelley Lake

From staff reportsSeptember 12, 2013 

— Nearly 65,000 gallons of sewage spilled into an unnamed creek upstream of Shelley Lake in North Raleigh this week, after erosion caused a pipe to fail, according to city officials.

The spill, behind a house on Bayberry Lane, was reported at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. City officials say it was stopped by 9 p.m. and that repair and cleanup work would continue through Thursday.

The pipe had been leaking for an estimated 72 hours before it was discovered.

The city said no fish were killed as a result of the spill and that none of the sewage made it to Shelley Lake.

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