Storm Water Forces Sewage into C&O Canal

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Storms from last week caused untreated sewer waste to overflow a manhole near the C&O Canal.

DC Water said the overflow went into the C&O Canal.

The National Park Service said the Capital Crescent Trail remains closed and are recommending any park visitor who used the canal before Lock 6 should sanitize any equipment that came in contact with the water.

They are also telling everyone to refrain from fishing or recreating in the C&O Canal below Lock 6 through midday Sunday.

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