77,000 gallons of sewage spills into St. Louis County creek
ST. LOUIS (AP) - An estimated 77,000 gallons of sewage has flowed into a tributary creek of the Mississippi River in St. Louis County after officials say an overflow was caused by vandalism.
St. Louis media outlets reported Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District crews found an overflow of sewage Friday near Albrecht County Park after an employee reported an odor in the area. According to officials, a manhole lid had been removed and two large tree logs had been dumped in, blocking the sewer.
The logs were removed late Friday and cleanup began.
Officials say the sewage that flowed into the unnamed creek did not cause any immediate threat to the public, but they have asked people to avoid contact with the creek.