Sunday, February 25, 2024

Middle Sound Loop Road lane closed for sewer repair

NEW HANOVER COUNTY — A sewer leak was reported to Cape Fear Public Utility Authority early Monday morning and crews are on site making repairs.

Approximately 2,340 gallons of untreated wastewater escaped into a drainage ditch, but crews were able to stop the flow. They are now working to clean up the mess and repair the broken pipe.

As a result, the eastbound lane of the 500 block of Middle Sound Loop Road, at the second exit of the roundabout, is closed to traffic. Drivers are asked to detour around the closure using the first roundabout exit onto Middle Sound Loop Road.

Westbound traffic and other roundabout exits are not affected.

The work is estimated to take about six hours before the road reopens.

CFPUA has notified the State Division of Water Resources about the spill.

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