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      Sewage backs up into Crane Creek

      The city of Columbia is reporting a sewer overflow into the Crane Creek.

      A grease and root blockage is the cause of the sanitary sewer back-up that occurred near the 500 block of Meadowlake Drive in Richland County.

      The problem was found at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday in a collection system line.

      The Crane Creek Watershed has experienced several sewage overflows in the past.

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