More than 1,000 of gallons of sewage water discharged in Greensboro

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GREENSBORO, N.C. — On Monday, approximately 1,500 gallons of untreated wastewater overflowed from the sewer located at 404 Montrose Drive for about an hour.

City officials said someone removed the manhole cover and threw pieces of wood and sticks into the sewer system.

The wood caused a 12-inch sewer main stop up.

The untreated wastewater entered the North Buffalo Creek tributary of the Cape Fear River basin.

Crews were eventually able to remove the debris and stop the discharge.

Several fire hydrants were opened for fresh water to flush the creek and lime was spread on the ground.