- Associated Press - Friday, October 24, 2014

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - A Portland agency has lifted a Willamette River sewage advisory.

Heavy rain earlier this week led the city to advise residents to avoid contact with the river after the city’s sewer system overflowed into the waterway.

City Environmental Services spokesman Linc Mann says nearly 62 million gallons of sewage spilled into the river since Wednesday. The advisory was lifted Friday.

Wednesday’s storm dropped 1.8 inches of rain at Portland International Airport, breaking the old mark of 1.31 inches set in 1951.

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Information from: KATU-TV, http://www.katu.com/

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