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Human waste spill closes 7th Avenue between Southern and Sunland, police say

Posted at 6:21 AM, Dec 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-07 16:22:51-05

PHOENIX — The northbound lanes of 7th Avenue was closed from Southern to Sunland for several hours due to what Phoenix police say is a human waste spill.

According to Phoenix Police Sgt. Tommy Thompson, the spill is approximately 75 feet long and 3 inches deep. The spill is considered a bio hazard because the it is the "type of material found in a septic tank or a temporary toilet, such as a port-a-john," Sgt. Thompson said.

Sgt. Thompson says there is no information currently available concerning exactly how the spill occurred or what the source of the spill was.

This is a developing story. Stay with ABC15 for updates.