77,000 gallons of sewage spill in south St. Louis County

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ST. LOUIS COUNTY (KTVI) –A stretch of an unnamed creek that feeds into the Mississippi River has been contaminated with sewage.

According to Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District, crews are cleaning up the sewage discharge in the 7200 block of Meramar Drive, near Albrecht County Park, in south St. Louis County.

The overflow was discovered on Friday when an MSD employee reported an odor in the area. Crews arrived and found that the sewer had been vandalized. Two large tree logs had been dumped into the manhole blocking the sewer, which caused 77,000 gallons of sewage to enter the creek.

Signs have been posted where people can come into contact with the sewage in the creek. MSD has warned people to stay away from the areas for the next 48-72 hours. If anyone comes in contact with the water MSD says they should immediately wash with soap and water thoroughly.

If anyone has information on the vandalized manhole you are asked to contact St. Louis County Police.

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