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90,000 gallons of sewage releases from manhole into Woods Creek

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Around 90,000 gallons of sewage was released from a manhole in southwest Portland Thursday night.

Sewer maintenance crews responded to the sewage release near 7320 Southwest 68th Avenue. The sewage flowed into Woods Creek, a tributary of Fanno Creek.

Crews said about 90,000 gallons were released before they were able to stop the flow. A cleanup crew has been deployed to clean the roadway.

As a precaution, people were advised to avoid contact with Woods Creek and Fanno Creek for at least 48 hours due to the possibility of increased bacteria in the water.

The investigation into the release is ongoing.

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