Published: Nov 17, 2011 5:02 PM EST

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) - A South Florida neighborhood is covered in raw sewage - thanks to a sewer main break.
    
City officials worked into the night Wednesday after diverting thousands of gallons of sewage into a nearby canal. City spokeswoman Raelin Storey says they had no other choice even though the city will likely face fines from the Environmental Protection Agency.
    
She told the Miami Herald (http://bit.ly/sC2v77 ) it could take 48 hours to repair the sewer line which connects thousands of residents in Hollywood and Pembroke Pines to the Southern Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant.
    
Storey says the break happened early Wednesday as crews were working on a new sewer line. She says crews will spread granulated chlorine to help get rid of the smell, which residents say permeated the air.
    
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Information from: The Miami Herald, http://www.herald.com

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