Grease, cloth rags cause Lincoln wastewater pipe to overflow

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LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Crews stopped a wastewater pipe overflow Tuesday near First Street and Cornhusker Highway.

City officials say the overflow started around 8 a.m. due to a “combination of grease and cloth rags” that had amassed in the pipe.

Wastewater had begun to seep out of a manhole, according to officials.

Crews quickly got to work to contain and stop the overflow.  Soon after, the pipe was returned to normal operating status.

Workers have since cleaned the area and are investigating to see if the pipe needs repairs, officials say.

The Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department also responded to the scene.

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