- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 22, 2016

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) - Indiana environmental officials say the Maumee River will have a blue tint for a few days after a spill of 200 gallons of dye in Fort Wayne.

The Indiana Department of Environmental Management says the spill occurred Monday evening in downtown Fort Wayne and some of the blue dye entered a storm sewer. The cleanup process includes flushing out the affected storm sewer that drains into the river.

IDEM says the public may notice a blue tint to the river until the dye is diluted and moves downstream. Dilution is expected to take about three days.

IDEM recommends people who come in contact with the tinted water wash with water and mild soap. No harm to people or wildlife is expected.

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