SUFFOLK, Va. (WAVY) - Officials with the Hampton Roads Sanitation District say crews have stopped a large sewage spill at Shingle Creek, a cause of Hurricane Sandy.
More than 18 million gallons of untreated sewage spilled. Crews closed a portion of Wilroy Road to allow HRSD to begin repairs. According to HRSD officials, crews and contractors completed construction of an alternate piping system.
The leak was stopped around 5 a.m. Thursday morning.
According to the City of Suffolk, the 800 block of Wilroy Road will be closed at least until late November to allow for HRSD crews to finish repairs. Detours will be directed toward Nansemond Parkway, Progress Road, Suburban Drive and Route 58.
Scientists continue to monitor water quality. Residents living upstream and downstream from the break are asked to avoid recreational activities on the waterways.
The amphibious transport dock USS New York left Norfolk Naval Station Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013 to move to Mayport Naval Station in Jacksonville, Fla.
Five residents were displaced after an apartment building caught fire overnight in Hampton.
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