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City warns of sewage overflows

February 28, 2017 GMT

The city of Fort Wayne has issued a sewage overflow warning based on today’s weather forecast of rain.

The areas possibly affected are: St. Joseph River from Coliseum Boulevard to the confluence of the Maumee River; St. Mary’s River from Airport Expressway to the confluence of the Maumee; the Maumee from the confluence of the St. Joseph and the St.

Mary’s through the city of New Haven to the Platter Road bridge

over the Maumee in Milan Township; and Spy Run Creek.

The city’s combined sewer outfalls and areas where contact with water could be hazardous to your health. Officials advise avoiding direct contact with overflow streams; altering recreational activities; and washing your hands immediately if direct contact is made.