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Sewage from man hole enters Willamette River

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PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

Sewage overflowed from a manhole in southwest Portland and entered a catch basin that drains into the Willamette River Sunday afternoon, according to the Bureau of Environmental Services.

According to maintenance crews, an estimated 1,000 gallons of sewage flowed into the river.

The pipe that sewage is entering from is on the river’s west bank, just south of the Sellwood Bridge.

Crews are still investigating the cause of the sewage release.

Because of the increased bacteria in the water, people should avoid contact with the Willamette River in the Waverly Country Club area through Monday afternoon.

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