• More than 200,000 gallons of sewage leaks into Snapfinger Creek

    By: Alyssa Hyman

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    DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. - DeKalb County watershed workers are working to repair a massive sewage spill that dumped more than 200,000 gallons of sewage into Snapfinger Creek. 

    Neighbors said they knew something was going on because since Friday, they've been seeing and hearing crews working on the sewer line right behind their homes very close to the spill site.

    County officials told Channel 2's Alyssa Hyman that the leak was reported Friday by a neighbor and that it took crews almost 24 hours to cap it. 


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    Neighbors said the work is going late into the night and they're ready for the noise to stop.

    Crews installed temporary bypass pumps to stop the spill and those will be in place until the damaged pipe is replaced.

    DeKalb officials said that water management will monitor the creek for 12 months to check the water quality. 

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