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The Mobile County Health Department. PHOTO: FOX10 NewsThe Mobile County Health Department. PHOTO: FOX10 News

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According to the Mobile County Health Department, the Mobile Area Water & Sewer System reported a massive sanitary sewer overflow near Cody Road.

Mobile County Health officials say 252,000 gallons of wastewater overflowed Friday into Second Creek.  

Health officials say the cause was the result of a blockage on the main line.  

Officials say MAWSS crews set up a bypass to keep the line in service until the blockage can be removed and the pipe repaired.  

Health officials sent out the notice of the spill Saturday night at 9:38 p.m..

According to MCHD, the overflow was reported Friday.  

Dr. Bernard Eichold II, Health Officer for the Mobile County Health Department, advises people who live in the area around Second Creek to avoid coming into contact with standing water that may have accumulated as a result of the overflow.  

For people who have come into direct contact, health officers advise them to wash their hands and clothing thoroughly.  

The Mobile County Health Department also says residents should take precautions when using Second Creek for recreational purposes and all seafood harvested in the general area should be thoroughly cooked.

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