- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 5, 2014

STORM LAKE, Iowa (AP) - A broken sewer line has caused wastewater to reach a small frozen creek in northwest Iowa.

The state Department of Natural Resources says the ice-filled Outlet Creek below Storm Lake has been affected by a leak discovered Tuesday morning. The line, managed by the Southwest Sanitary District, leads to a wastewater treatment plant. The leak was stopped a short time later.

A contractor for the city of Storm Lake reported the leak after seeing wastewater flowing under the snow. Officials estimate about 2,000 gallons reached the creek and froze on top of it.

The wastewater is now frozen solid behind silt fences. The district is working to repair the line, and state officials say they’re monitoring the situation.

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