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Blocked sewer line overflows into Fanno Creek tributary

A blocked sewer line in Southwest Portland dumped about 28,000 gallons of sewage into a Fanno Creek tributary Monday.

Portland’s Bureau of Environmental Services said the sewage flowed for several hours from a manhole on a hillside near Southwest Shattuck Road north of Hamilton Street. City crews cleared a blocked public sewer line Monday night to stop the sewage leak.

The leak was discovered at about 3:15 p.m. Dec. 14. Crews stopped the leak at about 8 p.m.