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Thousands of gallons of human waste spill into creek on Indianapolis' north side

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Posted at 1:20 PM, Aug 03, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-03 15:36:11-04

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, Ind. – Thousands of gallons of human waste spilled into a creek on Indianapolis’ north side after a bridge collapsed under a septic tank truck on Thursday.

The accident happened just before noon on Westfield Boulevard near 80th Street.

According to Indianapolis Fire Department Battalion Chief Rita Reith, the truck was carrying about 3,000 gallons of waste when the bridge collapsed underneath it, causing all of that waste to spill into the creek.

Reith said the Indiana Board of Health has been called to investigate the crash and oversee the cleanup of the waste.

Anyone living in the area is cautioned to avoid getting in the creek for any reason until it has been cleared and tests safe.