Heavy rain causes sewer overflow in Everett


EVERETT, Wash. - Heavy rain Thursday evening caused 11 of 13 combined sewer outfalls to overflow into the Snohomish River and Port Gardner Bay in Everett, said city officials. 

>>> See photos of the rain storm here.

Another sewer lift station overflowed near Pigeon Creed for about 20 minutes.

Water samples have been taken near the locations and they will be available Saturday. 

City crews have posted “No swimming or wading" signs at Howarth Park, Pigeon Creek Beach, Langus Park, Rotary Park and Jetty Island. 

Water samples will be taken each day and signs will remain in place until quality returns to normal. 

According to city officials, crews estimate that more than 30 homes were affected.

Residents are urged to avoid contact with the water at the locations. For locations and current status click here >>> www.everettwa.org/CSOMap/CSOMap.aspx


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