Clogged pipe spills sewage into Raleigh’s Richland Creek

From staff reportsOctober 1, 2013 

— More than 21,500 gallons of sewage spilled into Richland Creek in West Raleigh on Monday after an 8-inch PVC pipe became clogged with grease and paper, according to the city.

The leak was reported at 8:15 a.m. Monday behind 100 Oak Springs Way, according to the city. Workers had the leak under control by 10:30 a.m. and finished cleaning up the spill by 9 p.m.

City officials estimate the pipe had been leaking for about 36 hours and say no fishkill had occurred as of Monday night.

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