Kzoo road reopens after 2.7K gallon sewage spill

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KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WOOD) — Kalamazoo health officials are encouraging drivers who traveled on a sewage soaked roadway to wash their cars.

City officials say about 2,700 gallons of wastewater spilled from a broken main at 5070 East N Avenue Monday, between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. The city shut down N. Avenue between Sprinkle Road and 26th Street for repairs.  The road reopened Tuesday.

The Kalamazoo County Health & Community Services recommends drivers who traveled east on East N Avenue from Sprinkle Road between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday to wash their vehicles. Any shoes, clothing or skin that came in contact with the raw sewage should be cleaned and disinfected.

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