More than 100,000 gallons of sewage was spilled Wednesday as utility workers were cleaning out a sewage pipe in Cockeysville, according to the Baltimore County Department of Public Works.
While workers were cleaning the pipe, equipment became wedged in the line. The stuck equipment and debris already in the line formed a dam that caused wastewater to back up and spill out of a manhole at the intersection of York Road and Recycle Way.
The sewage spill started at 2 p.m. and was stopped at 3:30 p.m. Crews dislodged the obstruction that caused the overflow at 4 p.m.
A total of 105,000 gallons of sewage spilled into Parks Run, a stream that's north of Recycle Way.