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Nearly 1,900-gallon sewage spill taints Deep Creek Lake

OAKLAND, Md. (AP) — Garrett County's public works department estimates that nearly 1,900 gallons of raw sewage leaked from a broken service line into a nearby stream and Deep Creek Lake.

The agency says in a statement that the leak was reported shortly after 10 a.m. Sunday along Mayhew Inn Road near Red Run Cove.

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The statement says workers closed a valve to stop the spill by 11 a.m., and finished repairing the service line by 3 p.m.

The agency says warning signs have been posted in the area, including at docks along the lakeshore.

—Associated Press

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