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Stuck log causes 10,000 gallon sewer overflow in Hyattsville

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HYATTSVILLE, Md. -

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.


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