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Grease blockage blamed for Charlotte sewage spill

CHARLOTTE, NC (AP) -

Officials in Charlotte are investigating a sewage spill. 

The Charlotte Observer reported that about 1,060 gallons of sewage spilled into a tributary of Four Mile Creek on Monday.

Officials say they think a grease blockage caused the sewage spill near the TPC Piper Glen golf course.

Charlotte Water spokesman Cam Coley said in a statement that anything put into plumbing or a manhole can cause sewer overflows. There was no immediate word on where the grease buildup originated.

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