CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Charlotte-Mecklenburg officials urged the public Tuesday to be cautious about possible contamination of the Park Road Park pond after a nearby sewage spill.

About 2,000 gallons of raw sewage spilled Monday from a pipe near 5624 Glenkirk Rd. into a tributary of the pond. The spill was caused by a blockage of kitchen grease and has been repaired.

Neighbors are urged to keep children and pets out of the pond until further notice, and fishing is discouraged. Preliminary tests show below-normal oxygen readings in the water, a sign of contamination, and an aerator is being used to increase those levels.

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