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Sanitary sewer overflow reported in Carney

CARNEY, MD—A sanitary sewer has overflowed in the 2400-block of Cub Hill Road this weekend following heavy rains and flooding, according to Councilman David Marks.

A ten-inch diameter line ruptured, causing a large overflow discharging into a tributary of the Gunpowder River. The overflow was reported by a resident and Bureau of Utility crews responded.

Councilman Marks says a contractor was called in to set up a bypass which began diverting the flow – but not halting it – at just after 5:00 p.m. on Saturday. Larger pumps are being brought to the site.

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The Baltimore County Department of Health and Human Services has evaluated the site and has posted signs warning about contact with downstream waters along the Gunpowder River near the following crossings: Cromwell Bridge Road, Cub Hill Road, Harford Road, Belair Road, Route 7 and Route 40.

The Department of Health and Human Services will issue water contact advisories on the Department’s website: http://www.baltimorecountymd.gov/Agencies/health/environmentalhealth/watersampling/alertadvisory.html.

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