Wake County

Raleigh says paper clog caused another sewage spill

For the second time in a week, tens of thousands of gallons of sewage have spilled from a pipe that became clogged with paper products, according to Raleigh Public Utilities Department.

The city was notified of a sewer overflow behind the State Bureau of Investigation building off East Tryon Road at about noon Tuesday.

City officials estimate the overflow had been occurring for about three days and that an estimated 64,800 gallons of sewage spilled. About 15,000 gallons of that reached Wildcat Branch. Cleanup was completed by evening, according to the city.

Another clog discovered last Monday spilled an estimated 38,400 gallons of sewage near the Cloverdale subdivision off West Garner Road.