Rocky Mount fixes sewage leak, caused by flooding - WSLS 10 NBC in Roanoke/Lynchburg Va

Rocky Mount fixes sewage leak, caused by flooding

Posted: Updated:
ROCKY MOUNT, VA -

The Town of Rocky Mount says its workers have fixed a sewage leak, caused by flash flooding earlier this month.

Public Works employees found the leak late this past Monday afternoon, February 11th, during a routine inspection.  A sewer main broke, and spilled raw sewage into Furnace Creek.

Assistant Town Manager Matt Hankins says the break was fixes on Wednesday.

The town reported the break and spill to the DEQ, and is monitoring the stream.

People who live downstream of Furnace Creek, between the Furnace Creek Swim Club and Veterans Park, are asked not to use water from it, until the next rainfall helps dilute the sewage even further.

Hankins says Public Works believes flash flooding eroded a concrete support holding a line, allowing it to sag and snap.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Mysterious "woman in black" spotted in Tennessee

    Mysterious "woman in black" spotted in Tennessee

    A mysterious figure is capturing the attention of social media. She's been nicknamed "the woman in black" and she's been spotted in different parts of east Tennessee including Madisonville, Athens, Sweetwater and now Morgan County.
    A mysterious figure is capturing the attention of social media. She's been nicknamed "the woman in black" and she's been spotted in different parts of east Tennessee including Madisonville, Athens, Sweetwater and now Morgan County.
  • Prostitution sting nets 31 arrests

    Prostitution sting nets 31 arrests

    Tuesday, April 20 2010 11:21 PM EDT2010-04-21 03:21:00 GMT
    31 people are in trouble with the law after a three day prostitution sting in Richmond. Police told NBC12 they targeted specific areas where residents and business owners complained about the illegal activity.
  • Boy receives praise for saving child at Christiansburg pool

    Boy receives praise for saving child at Christiansburg pool

    Monday, July 21 2014 6:53 PM EDT2014-07-21 22:53:31 GMT
    Xavier shows WSLS Anchor Lindsey Ward where he saved the boy in trouble. Xavier shows WSLS Anchor Lindsey Ward where he saved the boy in trouble.
    Praise continues for a 7-year-old boy who jumped into action to save another young kid from drowning at a Christiansburg pool.
    Praise continues for a 7-year-old boy who jumped into action to save another young kid from drowning at a Christiansburg pool.
Powered by WorldNow

WSLS 10, P.O. Box 10
Roanoke, VA 24022-0010

Telephone: 540.981.9110
Fax: 540.343.3157
Email: news@wsls.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.