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15,000 gallons of sewage spilled in San Luis Obispo

Posted at 5:57 PM, Jan 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-17 20:58:26-05

For the second time in as many days, sewage has spilled into a San Luis Obispo Creek.

According to the San Luis Obispo County Public Health Department, the most recent spill happened at about 2:30 a.m. on Thursday.

Fifteen-thousand gallons of sewage reportedly flowed from a manhole cover in the 80 block of Broad St. and entered Old Garden Creek.

Health officials say the spill was a result of the storm surge overwhelming the sewer system.

The release was reportedly stopped and the area cleaned, but health officials say the sewage could not be recovered.

The public is advised to stay out of Old Garden Creek for at least the next 72 hours. Residents living along the creek have reportedly been advised of the spill and signs have been posted at the Broad Street Community Garden.

On Wednesday morning, 3,000 gallons of sewage spilled into Acacia Creek.