Sewage break in Holyoke causes discharge into Connecticut River

Hampden County
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The city of Holyoke is working to fix a sewage break that has flowed into the Connecticut River Tuesday.

According to the Connecticut River Conservancy, the break happened Monday and discharged into the Connecticut River downstream of Combined Sewer Outfall 21A off River Terrace. 

The discharge is about one mile upstream of the Route 202 Bridge and upstream of the Holyoke Damn.

While the city is working to fix the issue, it may take a few days to completely fix.

The Conservancy said during the rain, approximately 100 gallons per minute mixed with storm water and sewage will discharge into the river. 

While use of the river is limited during the fall, people should use extra caution if going into the river. 

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