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Hunt Valley sewage leak repaired early Wednesday morning

Baltimore County’s Department of Public Works said Wednesday morning that a sewer leak near Ashlan Road in Hunt Valley that poured an estimated 150,000 gallons of sewage per hour for 11 hours was repaired around 1 a.m. Wednesday morning.

According to a statement from David Fidler, spokesman for the Department of Public Works, a pipe was damaged on Jan. 30 by a private contractor that was drilling near Industry Lane.

Fidler said in a statement that the leak began near Western Run around 2 p.m. Tuesday afternoon. The spill occurred near Loch Raven Reservoir, the county said.

Residents are advised to avoid contact with the waste water. The county’s health department will monitor the water quality in Western Run and post the results and any resulting water contact advisories here.

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