CAMDEN COUNTY, NJ (CBS) — Hazmat crews were called to Big Timber Creek in South Jersey Sunday afternoon.
Authorities say they were called to the scene around 3 p.m. when they discovered several thousands of gallons of sewage spilled into the creek.
Camden County Municipal Utilities Authority says a local power outage caused the Gloucester Township pumping station to lose service temporarily that caused the spill.
No injuries were reported.
The Camden County Health Department and the state Department of Environmental Protection are both asking the public to not swim, drink, fish or eat fish out of the Big Timber Creek or its tributaries for the next 24 hours.
The waterways will be monitored by the CCMUA, Health Department and the state DEP over the next several weeks.