30,000-40,000 gallons of sewage spills in Washington

WASHINGTON, N.C. (WITN) – Thousands of gallons of sewage spilled in Washington on Monday morning.

The city says it happened around 10:00 a.m. at a sewer force main near Grimes and Whispering Pines roads. The break caused some 30,000 to 40,000 gallons of sewage to spill, with an estimated 1,500 gallons potentially getting into Kennedy Creek which flows into the Pamlico River.

City crews were able to isolate the spill within a couple of hours, with the sewage contained and removed by city workers and a local contract waste hauler.

The North Carolina Division of Environmental Quality has been notified of the spill.