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Camera may cause sewage back-ups in Lake St. Louis

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Crews are trying to dislodge a camera stuck in a pipe that may cause sewer back-ups in Lake St. Louis homes. Credit: KMOV Crews are trying to dislodge a camera stuck in a pipe that may cause sewer back-ups in Lake St. Louis homes. Credit: KMOV
LAKE ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) -

Lake St. Louis residents are being warned about possible sewer back-ups because a camera is lodged in a pipe.

The camera is lodged in a 10-inch sewer pipe which is under Lake Sainte Louise, the smaller of the two lakes in Lake St. Louis.

“Right now, flow’s getting past the camera that’s lodged and we’re doing some bypass pumping around the lake,” said Brain Piper with Public Water Supply District #2.

Lake St. Louis has contracted Interactive Pipe Inspection (IPI) from Washington state to do an assessment of the city’s sewer lines.  During their work, the camera became stuck.

“When we were pulling back a plug gave way, forced the camera back and it got kinked up and bent in there and stuck in a pipe,” said Bryce James with IPI.

Crews are currently trying to dislodge the camera.

There have been no reports of sewer back-ups yet, but authorities are warning residents to move valuables from basements to higher ground just in case.

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