OAKLAND, Md. (AP) — Two separate spills sent about 8,500 gallons of raw sewage into Deep Creek Lake in far western Maryland, Garrett County officials said Monday.
A spill occurred Sunday morning about two miles southwest of McHenry, County Administrator Kevin Null said in a statement. A leaking service line spilled about 2,500 gallons into a ditch, causing it to flow into an adjacent stream and into the lake, the statement said.
Another spill estimated at 6,000 gallons occurred Friday in the McHenry area, the county government said. Heavy rain washed out a culvert pipe under Glendale Road, causing a break in a 6-inch sewer line, the statement said.