Sewer blockage backs up into West Hartford homes


More than a dozen homes have been flooded with as much as five feet of sewage and storm water following a sewer blockage in West Hartford.

According to Metropolitan District Commission (MDC) officials, flooding on Linbrook Road Wednesday was caused by a sewer blockage in that area. This is the same area where a contractor for MDC performed sewer pipe restoration work this past summer.

One homeowner told News 8 that they have more than five feet of sewage and waste water in the basement of their home. A large amount of sewage blocked a section of Linbrook Road for hours.

MDC crews as well as the contractor that did the summer restoration work are on scene now working to complete their investigation and determine the cause of the blockage. MDC officials say bypass pumping is underway.

MDC staff tell News 8 they have been in contact with all of the affected residents, and they are currently coordinating with a contractor to begin water removal and cleanup of the affected areas.

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