Capital Crescent Trail Open Again After Second Sewage Spill

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    The Capital Crescent Trail back open this morning, after it was shut down when a combined rainwater and sewage spill flooded the path. News4's Derrick Ward reports. (Published Sunday, May 18, 2014)

    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. 

    Rising River Complicates Sewage Spill Cleanup in Georgetown

    [DC] Rising River Complicates Sewage Spill Cleanup in Georgetown
    Friday's storms created a mess along one of the D.C. area's most popular biking and running paths -- the second sewer spillage in a matter of weeks has closed the Capital Crescent Trail in Georgetown. As News4's Mark Segraves reports, the cleanup could take several days. (Published Friday, May 16, 2014)

    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.


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