BROOKLYN, Md. (AP) — Health officials in Anne Arundel County have ordered the closing of part of Cabin Branch Creek in Brooklyn after a wastewater spill.

The Department of Health said Wednesday that more than 10,000 gallons of wastewater spilled into the creek when a line near a manhole became blocked at Interstates 895 and 97.

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Authorities say the affected area runs from Cedar Avenue in the Heritage Hill community to Cabin Branch.

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Officials say residents should avoid direct contact with the water until further notice.

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