Some are calling it the Cherokee Geyser

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ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – We’ve all heard of sewers turning into geysers, but here’s proof of one that did. It happened in South St. Louis this past week on Cherokee Street and Texas. Those that witnessed the event say the back water from the overcharged sewer blew its lid to the tune of 30-feet.

The Metropolitan Sewer District is looking into what caused the event; one spokesperson said one cause may have been a brief moment when the storm water run-off was back into the sewer system due to high levels on the Mississippi River.

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