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10,000 gallons of sewage overflow in Hyattsville

Monday - 8/26/2013, 7:28pm  ET

WASHINGTON - More than 10,000 gallons of untreated sewage spilled into the Beaverdam Branch Basin in Hyattsville, Md. Monday afternoon, officials say.

A work crew from the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission was nearby and smelled the stench. They were able to remove a log that was stuck in a sewer main, causing the overflow near 7400 Village Green Terrace.

The overflow started around 12:30 p.m. and was stopped by 3:50 p.m., WSSC says.

Residents should continue to avoid the area until lime is spread.

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