Broken Raleigh Sewer Main Causes Two Million Gallon Spill

Officials in Raleigh are working this weekend to clean up more than 2 million gallons of sewage that was dumped into Perry Creek.

A broken sewer main caused the North Raleigh spill, which was reported Wednesday morning.

Workers were able to halt the overflow by that evening, but not before nearly two-and-a-quarter million gallons were already dumped into the creek.

Workers had to pump sewage out of Perry Creek, which flows into the Neuse River. Officials also say fresh water was pumped into parts of the stream.

City officials notified the state Department of Environment and Natural Resources and Division of Water Quality about the spill.