The Capital Crescent Trail is back open Sunday morning after a second spill of raw sewage closed the popular hiking and biking trail for several days.
Heavy rains Thursday night forced the failure of an underground mechanical device in D.C. Water's infrastructure that caused the overflow onto the trail.
The trail was closed two weeks ago after more than five million gallons of raw sewage and rain water spilled onto the trail. During that closure, visitors were also told to stay away from the C&O Canal.
Engineers thought they found the problem after the first closure, but they now think there's another issue they didn't know about.
Crews will have to wait until the river water recedes before they can get to the bottom of what happened this time.
— Mark Segraves (@SegravesNBC4) May 16, 2014