(SALEM, Ore) — The City of Salem announced that an overflow of raw sewage occurred today at approximately 11:00 AM, into Glenn Creek near 2900 Oakcrest Drive NW.
The overflow resulted from a sanitary sewer pipe plugged possibly with tree root and grease.
Approximately 2000 gallons of raw sewage was spilled at the site.
Public Works Department crews were immediately dispatched to the site and stopped the overflow at approximately 12:03 PM.
City of Salem Environmental Services staff took surface water samples.
City officials said any bacteria that entered the site should be flushed out of the water body in the next few days.
They did not say where it will flush to.
Signs are being posted warning people to avoid contact with water in Glenn Creek due to potentially high levels of bacteria.
The signs will be removed in a few days.
If you see an overflowing manhole or wish to report a spill, please call the Public Works Department Dispatch Center at 503-588-6333.