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BROOKLYN, Md. (AP) - Health officials in Anne Arundel County have ordered the closing of part of Cabin Branch Creek in Brooklyn after a wastewater spill.

The Department of Health said Wednesday that more than 10,000 gallons of wastewater spilled into the creek when a line near a manhole became blocked at Interstates 895 and 97.

Authorities say the affected area runs from Cedar Avenue in the Heritage Hill community to Cabin Branch.

Officials say residents should avoid direct contact with the water until further notice.

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