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Plugged pipe sends wastewater into Dubuque street

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DUBUQUE (KWWL) -

The City of Dubuque says a plugged pipe lead to untreated wastewater flowing into the street in the 4800 block of Chavenelle Road on Wednesday.

The public works department says they were notified at around 9:45 p.m. Wednesday about the possible overflow from a manhole.

Crews arrived, cleared the blockage and had the roadway cleaned up by 11:30 p.m.

Crews continue to investigate the cause of the blockage.

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources recommends that children and pets be kept away from the posted area for 48 hours.

For more information, contact the Iowa Department of Natural Resources’ Manchester Field Office at 563-927-2640 or John Klostermann at 563-589-4250.

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