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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- A fallen tree caused more than 180,000 gallons of wastewater to spill into Kings Branch in southwest Charlotte.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Utility Department responded to the broken wastewater pipe on Friday in the 9500 block of Hebron Commerce Drive. A fallen tree damaged the pipe and prompted the spillage.

Authorities say an estimated 183,500 gallons of wastewater spilled into Kings Branch.

Crews dammed the creek and pumped out spillage into a manhole for treatment.

CMUD says no dead fish were found due to the spillage.

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