Officials: Portion of 47,500 sewer spill reached DeKalb creek

CHAMBLEE, Ga. -- Crews now estimate that a Friday sewer spill in DeKalb dropped more than 47,000 gallons of contaminated water near - and into - an area creek.

A report shows that on Friday evening around 6 p.m., officials responded  to a spill in the 5200 block of Peachtree Road in the area of Chamblee, Ga.

That's where they discovered that a 6 inch water main and private fire line had broken forcing water to spill into an abandoned sewer line and eventually overflowing from a manhole above it.

Crews works to turn off the private fire line to stop the leak and said that they were able to stop the manhole from overflowing.

However, this wasn't before a flood of more than 47,500 gallons which reached a storm drain emptying into Nancy Creek, reports from the DeKalb County Department of Watershed Management suggest.

The report also doesn't list a repair date for the leak that started the spill.

Both the health department and the Environmental Protection Division were contacted by the next day.

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