Sewage closes S. Arlington Harris Teeter

S. Arlington Harris Teeter cleans up destroyed food after a sewage spill at nearby Potomac Yard Pump Station. (WTOP/Neal Augenstein)

Neal Augenstein,

ARLINGTON, Va. – A Northern Virginia store known for its fresh produce, baked goods and pleasant shopping environment is dealing with raw sewage.

Crews at the Harris Teeter on S. Glebe Road are rolling shopping carts full of sewage-destroyed food and supplies out of the store, where it is being loaded into dumpsters and carted away.

Restoration companies which will clean and sanitize the store are on the scene.

The sewage spill happened Friday, caused by clogged suction lines at the nearby Potomac Yard Pump Station.

The clog, caused by rags and debris, is being investigated by Arlington County officials.

Signs posted at the closed Harris Teeter refer customers to nearby stores. The company has not estimated when it will be able restock and reopen the store.

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