Multiple lanes blocked on Capital Circle NE after sewage main break
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) - Two southbound lanes of Capital Circle NE near Mahan Drive are closed after a sewage force main break, according to city officials.
The main sewage break happened Sunday morning, and crews were able to stop the overflow just before noon. Utility crews were also seen digging up large chunks of the road in front of the FSU Credit Union on Capital Circle NE.
“I noticed the pond, and I noticed the smell,” said nearby resident Fincher Smith. “I was just shocked at what happened.”
Smith said he was walking around his neighborhood, when he noticed the retaining pond had risen two feet and smelled like sewage. “It flows downhill, so it came into our beautiful pond.”
Officials said businesses in the area near Austin Davis Dr. and Easter Stanley Court can still be accessed.
Utility crews are still working to determine how many gallons of sewage spilled, and a spokesperson confirmed they will be working throughout the night on repairs.
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