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Sewage spills into Gunpowder Falls after power loss at Perry Hall station

Baltimore Gas and Electric Co.

Eight hundred thousand gallons of raw sewage poured into Gunpowder Falls Sunday night after a pumping station in the Perry Hall area unexpectedly lost power, Baltimore County reported Monday.

A Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. crew doing planned maintenance work inadvertently cut power to the sewage pumping station at the end of Dundawan Road about 11:40 p.m., according to David Fidler, spokesman for the county's Department of Public Works. Sewage overflowed from the station into the river nearby for a little more than two hours until BGE crews restored power, Fidler said in an email.

Officials urged the public to avoid contact with water in the river.

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