Sewage leak stopped; Hudson River warning remains in place
Crews say they have repaired a busted pipe in the Village of Ossining that leaked millions of gallons of raw sewage into the Hudson River.
Authorities say a fallen tree smashed the 36-inch pipe near Kilbrook Creek yesterday. Officials say treated sewage normally flows into the river, but the broken pipe spewed out untreated sewage at the rate of one-and-a-half million gallons per day.
Although the leak has been staved off, health officials are still warning residents to avoid contact with the river until further notice. Beaches along the coast have closed, including Croton Point Park.
Still, the warnings didn't prevent some local residents from enjoying the warm weather on the water today. News 12 cameras captured fishermen in Piermont who said that sewage leaks are common and haven't stopped them before.Town of Ossining Westchester County Department of Health Memo Rockland County Department of Health Memo Putnam County Health Department