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Sewer backup flowing into Crystal City creek

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CRYSTAL CITY, MO (KTVI)-- A sewer backup is sending sewage into a Crystal City creek.

The city says the sewer problem is a typical problem that could have happened anywhere.

Last June, the city said flood waters were to blame for a back up and stench.

They say the current flare up is not connected.

The city has checked the manhole where the latest backup occurred. It is also slated to be raised.

No one knows for sure how long the sewage had backed up, but it was repaired within an hour of being reported.