Baltimore County's Public Works utility crews fixed a sewer overflow in the western-half of the county.
Officials said a 33-inch diameter pipe was damaged due to storms and stream erosion in the Gwynns Falls (west of Silver Creek Road and north of Milford Mill Road).
A resident reported the damaged pipe Tuesday afternoon. That's when crews responded to set up a pump around the area in the Sudbrook Park neighborhood. The Department of Public Works said the pump was completed early Wednesday morning and the overflow was halted in the off-road area.
Officials with the Department of Public Works said the overflow volume of the 60-foot long pipe was an estimated 500,000 gallons. Back in 2016, the line was inspected and ruled to have a low risk of failure.
The Baltimore County Department of Health will post health warnings in the area and will issue water contact advisories when necessary on the Department’s website.