40,000 gallons of sewage spills into Port Gardner Bay

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EVERETT, Wash. - Everett city officials said a power outage at a sewer lift station resulted in a sewage spill into Port Gardner Bay on Saturday morning.

 The incident happened at 8:50 a.m.

 According to officials, about 40,000 gallons of sewage was released into the bay.

 At 9:30 a.m., power was restored at the lift station and it is back in operation.

 The state Department of Ecology, Department of Health, Port of Everett and City of Mukilteo have been notified by city officials, and water samples have been taken.

 Signs have been posted at Howarth Park and Pigeon Creek beaches notifying people to stay out of the water. The signs will be removed when the water samples indicate the water returns back to normal.