Heavy rains cause sewage overflows in DC area plus more

May 13, 2014 

Severe Weather

GM ANDREWS — AP

WASHINGTON (AP) – Officials say heavy rains have caused sewage overflows in the Washington area.

The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission says the sewage overflows happened at two of its facilities in Prince George’s County, Maryland. The first one happened asdSDFsdfSFWednesday evening at the Fort Washington Forest Wastewater Pumping Station on Monroe Avenue in Fort Washington.

The second overflow happened at the Broad Creek Wastewater Pumping Station, also in Fort Washington, which began overflowing a short time later. Officials say the drinking water system is not affected by the overflows.

National Park Service officials also say a sewage spill has closed a stretch of the Capital Crescent Trail in Washington. The trail is closed between Fletcher’s Cove and the trail’s end at Water Street in Georgetown until further notice.

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