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3,000 gallons of sewage spilled into creek in San Luis Obispo

Posted at 4:23 PM, Jan 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-16 19:25:17-05

Three-thousand gallons of sewage spilled into a San Luis Obispo creek Wednesday morning, according to the San Luis Obispo County Public Health Department.

It happened at about 7:15 a.m. off of Broad St., just south of Orcutt Rd.

The sewage reportedly flowed into a storm drain that leads to Acacia Creek.

Health officials say the spill was caused by a blockage in the mainline.

They say it was stopped, contained and cleaned up by 9 a.m. City personnel reportedly responded with a vacuum truck and sanitized the area.

Health officials say the public should stay out of Acacia Creek during the current storm and for 72 hours after it’s passed. Signs have reportedly been posted at the nearby Damon-Garcia Sports Fields advising the public to avoid water contact.