- Associated Press - Monday, April 17, 2017

SMITHFIELD, N.C. (AP) - North Carolina officials are investigating after a sewage spill of about 250,000 gallons in Johnston County.

The county said in a news release that the spill occurred Sunday.

The Johnston County Public Utilities Department said a break in a pipeline led to the spill. The untreated wastewater ran into Swift Creek.

The North Carolina Division of Water Resources is investigating the leak.

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