BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The city’s Department of Public Works is reporting a sanitary sewer overflowed into Jones Falls Monday morning.

According to the DPW, the overflow lasted around three hours before stopping around 1 p.m.

The overflow exceeded 10,000 gallons and entered Jones Falls in the 1500 block of N. Charles Street.

DPW said the cause was a stormwater infiltration into the sewer main.

Warning signs were posted along the stream.

The Maryland Department of the Environment and the Baltimore City Health Department have been notified.

For more information about health concerns as a result of sewer overflows please go to this website.

Citizens are encouraged to avoid contact with urban streams due to possible pollution.

 

 

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