OAKLAND, Md. (AP) — Garrett County officials estimate that 15,000 gallons of raw sewage spilled from a broken pipe near Deep Creek Lake on Memorial Day weekend.
The county’s public works agency said Tuesday the spill was stopped by midnight Saturday night, about five hours after it was reported near the McComas Beach area about seven miles north of Oakland.READ MORE: FDA, CDC Recommend ‘Pause’ For Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine Over Clot Reports
The agency says the sewage spilled from a lakeside address along Lake Forest Drive into an adjacent stream and along the roadway.READ MORE: Baltimore City Police Search For Missing 86-Year-Old Woman
Officials say they cleaned the area along the road and treated it with hydrated lime. They also notified neighbors and posted warning signs at nearby properties and docks along the shoreline.
Officials say signs will remain in place until sampling indicates the water is safe.MORE NEWS: Johns Hopkins University Requiring All Students To Get COVID-19 Vaccine To Come Back To Campus This Fall
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