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Emergency closing in Forked Creek due to sewage overflow

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Posted at 7:02 PM, Nov 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-14 19:02:04-05

ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY, Md. — The Anne Arundel County Department of Health has ordered an emergency closing and warns against wading, swimming and other direct water contact in Forked Creek due to a sewage overflow.

The overflow is estimated at 8,000 gallons from a manhole on Summerwood Court. The overflow occurred overnight on Wednesday. The closing will remain in effect until Tuesday, November 19.

People that come in contact with the water are advised to wash well with soap and warm water immediately. Their clothing should also be washed.