Flushed wipes, grease cause 3,000 gallon sewer overflow in Garner

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Raleigh officials are again urging residents to flush only water, human waste and toilet tissue after another large sewer spill.

According to the City of Raleigh, utility crews responded to a sanitary sewer overflow from a manhole at 1421 U.S. Highway 70 West in Garner on Saturday.

Crews were made aware of the issue at 9 a.m. and had corrected it by 2 p.m. According to officials, the overflow volume totaled 3,000 gallons and was caused by grease and flushed wipes.

On Nov. 12, another sewer overflow was reported in Raleigh when a customer called to report sewage overflowing from a manhole in front of an apartment building. The cause of that overflow was also attributed to flushed wipes.