HAZMAT Incidents / Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019 @ 9:15 a.m.

Sewage Incident in Ferndale

A new hazardous materials incident involving sewage has been reported to the California Office of Emergency Services.

According to a report published by the office, the incident took place at or near a road in Ferndale at around 2 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 25.

About 1200 gallons of a substance described as “sanitary sewage” were released to the environment, according to the person who called in the report.

Here’s the description of the incident that was recorded by the Office of Emergency Services:

Excessive INI into sewage system due to rain, overflowed at lowest point in town. Manhole was overflowed and underwater. Possible overflow into francis creek

This was the 1st hazardous materials incident recorded by the Office of Emergency Services in the Ferndale area this year and the 1st sewage spill in the county overall.

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