KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) - Authorities in Kalamazoo say a sewer line blockage has led to the spilling of at least 1,800 gallons of raw waste in a residential area.
The sewage spill happened Saturday in the western Michigan city. It says the sewage overflowed from a manhole in the 2000 block of Saxonia Lane in the Oakland/Winchell neighborhood.
The untreated, raw sewage spread over an area within 120 feet of the manhole.
The Kalamazoo Department of Public Services says it got word of the overflow about 11:40 a.m. and had removed the blockage by 5:30 p.m.
The city is advising people to stay out of the area until at least mid-day Monday. Anyone who makes contact with the raw sewage is advised to clean and disinfect shoes, clothing and skin.
The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality and the Kalamazoo County Environmental Health and Community Services have been informed of the spill.
Anyone with questions can contact the Department of Public Services at 269.337.8440.
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