• Worcester officials advise residents to avoid lake following sewer overflow


    WORCESTER, Mass. (MyFoxBoston.com) – Following a sanitary sewer overflow, city officials in Worcester are telling residents to avoid the water in the area of Lake Quinsigamond immediately south of the Route 9 Bridge.

    The overflow occurred Monday between 12:15 p.m. and 1:15 p.m. in the area of 83 Lake Ave., officials say.

    Because bacteria and chemicals from the overflow can increase the risk of getting sick if consumed, officials are asking the public to avoid the water in that area.

    Animals are not typically affected; however, if a pet does come into contact with the water, be sure to give it a good bath as soon as possible.

    City officials will continue to monitor and sample water in the affected area.

    For more advice and information, please contact the Division of Public Health at 508-799-8531.

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