Storm causes ‘major’ sewage spill in DeKalb

Fulton County will reimburse Roswell about $1 million to relocate a manhole, fire hydrant, water valves and other equipment for the Hardscrabble Green Loop project.
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Fulton County will reimburse Roswell about $1 million to relocate a manhole, fire hydrant, water valves and other equipment for the Hardscrabble Green Loop project.

Tuesday's storm, which left some stranded in flash flood waters around metro Atlanta, caused a "major" sewage spill, according to DeKalb County officials.

An estimated 36,225 gallons spilled from a manhole on Melanie Court off Memorial Drive, the county said. The sewage went into Shoal Creek.

It stopped at 6:45 p.m. after the storm subsided, according to a spill report.

The report indicated that the spill didn’t kill fish.

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