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Stuck Log Causes 10,000 Gallon Sewer Overflow

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HYATTSVILLE, Md. (AP) — The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission says a stuck log has caused a sewer overflow in Hyattsville.

WSSC officials say the overflow started about 12:30 p.m. Monday at 7400 Village Green Terrace. It was stopped about 3:50 p.m.

About 10,050 gallons of untreated sewage overflowed into an unknown creek in the Beaverdam Branch Basin.

A WSSC crew working nearby detected the overflow, removed the blockage and cleaned up the area. Lime will be spread, and signs have been posted warning residents to avoid the area.

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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