Sewer main breaks in Ossining, sewage pours into Hudson

The Westchester, Rockland and Putnam County Health Departments are warning residents to avoid any direct contact with the Hudson River because of a major sewer main break in Ossining.Officials say a tree fell and broke the 18-inch sewer main, causing it to ooze untreated sewage into a creek near the Hudson River at the rate of a million-and-a-half gallons per day.The affected beaches in Westchester are Croton Point Park and Philips Manor in Sleepy Hollow.Westchester County health officials say the sewage is being treated with liquid chlorine before it hits the river and that tests will continue through Friday.Town of Ossining Westchester County Department of Health Memo Rockland County Department of Health Memo Putnam County Health Department

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