Port Angeles Sewer Spill

A drunk driver was able to crash into the sewer plant??????? If it’s the one I’m thinking of, it’s down in the gulley below Hwy 20. It’s not easy to drive down there, and I thought that there was a gate around it…I’ve got to find out more about this story…I wonder whether they will charge the driver with the cleanup costs and put a cost on the destruction to the Straits???

12/20 Peninsula Daily News
Port Angeles beaches closed by temporary sewage spill till at least Monday
By Tom Callis
Peninsula Daily News

PORT ANGELES — The Clallam County Health Department won’t know until Monday at the earliest if the water is safe for recreation at Hollywood Beach and Valley Creek Estuary, where about 100,000 gallons of untreated sewage spilled into Port Angeles Harbor early Friday.

Clallam County Environmental Health Services declared the two areas unsafe for swimming, wading, kayaking and other recreation that puts people in contact with the water.

The sewage spilled into the harbor after the city’s largest wastewater pumping station, located near the estuary, was taken offline for about four hours.

The facility at 313 Marine Drive was damaged when a driver, who was allegedly drunk, crashed into with it at about 2:30 a.m.

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