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Kirkland Beach Closed After Sewage Spill

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(Photo by Marco Luzzani/Getty Images)

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KIRKLAND, Wash. — People headed to Marina Park in Kirkland this weekend will be met with three red signs at the water’s edge with a warning: Do not swim, Do not wade, Do not get in the water.

Thursday, 68,000 gallons of sewage was dumped into Lake Washington near Marina Park after a transmitter failed on a pump at the Kirkland Wastewater Station, KIRO TV reported.

It took crews about an hour to stop the overflow and longer to clean up trash and visible material.

Watch the full story at kirotv.com.

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