100,000 gallons of sewage overflows into 2 creeks

GLEN BURNIE, Md. - Health officials have closed two creeks after tens of thousands of gallons of sewage overflowed during the heavy rains Tuesday.

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The Anne Arundel County Department of Health says Cox Creek and Furnace Creek are both closed to swimming and any direct water contact.

In the heavy rains the Cox Creek Water Reclamation Facility had 57,600 gallons of sewage overflow. The Cinder Cover Sewer Pumping Station saw around 43,000 gallons overflow.

Both creeks will stay closed until August 20. Anyone who comes in contact with the water should wash well with soap and warm water. Clothing should also be washed.

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