Raw sewage flowing into south St. Louis County creek

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by KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on April 2, 2014 at 7:18 AM

Updated Wednesday, Apr 2 at 7:21 PM

Crews with the Metropolitan Sewer District are working to stop raw sewage from flowing into a south St. Louis County creek.

MSD officials say a problem with a manhole in Resurrection Cemetery caused the sewage to seep into Mackenzie Creek on Tuesday.

The creek runs through the cemetery and into River Des Peres.

Crews Tuesday night started working to pump around the manhole and stop the sewage flow into the creek. MSD expects cleanup of a 7,000-foot section of the creek to take a few days.

Officials aren't certain how much sewage spilled into the creek, or where it began. People are urged to stay away from the creek for at least three days.
 

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