Officials are advising residents to avoid areas of Lake Lonely in Saratoga County after gallons of untreated raw sewage were discharged into the lake on Monday.
According to the NY Alert, the discharged started around 7:00 a.m. Monday and continued for 7 hours. Crews estimate approximately 20 gallons of sewage flowed into the lake per minute during that time.
Public areas affected include the bathing beach behind 519 Crescent Avenue.
Contractors were brought in to repair the broken pipe and a vacuum truck was used to clean the immediate area.