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.
Charges have been made in a domestic abuse investigation involving a 74-year-old woman in Elizabeth City.
Witnesses tell WAVY.com the attack of a shopper was the cause of a heavy police presence at the Ross department store at Military Circle in Norfolk Wednesday night.
Drivers traveling between Hatteras Island and the mainland were forced to use an emergency ferry Wednesday, following the sudden closure of the Bonner Bridge Tuesday.