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Grease blockage causes sewage spill


City crews responded Monday to a minor sewage spill at East 46th and Harmon streets.

Grease blocked a sewer main that resulted in system and caused 88 gallons of sewage to discharge into a storm catch basin, according to the city. It's classified as a minor spill under State Environmental Protection Division guidelines.

City water and sewer crews were notified of the spill at 2:17 p.m. and it was fixed by 3:55p.m.  The STD stoppage was cleared, cleaned storm system and repaired a crack in the sewer main, according to the city.

All agencies required by the State EPD were notified.  Lime was placed on the affected area. The storm system was sampled and a spill notification was put at Casey Canal at 2 Derenne, Casey Canal at Sallie Mood, and the Montgomery Crossroads Storm Water Station at the Hayner's Creek Bridge.

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