Maumee river may be blue after 200 gallons of blue dye spilled into it

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): The Maumee river got a bad dye job.

On Monday night near the intersection of Wallace and Lafayeffe streets about 200 gallons of blue dye was spilled. Some of the dye went into a nearby storm sewer, according to the Indiana Department of Environmental Management, which says the sewer will need to be flushed.

IDEM says the river may have a blue tint for about three days.

If you come in contact with the blue river water, you should wash the affected area with water and mild soap but there shouldn’t be any problematic health effects to humans or wildlife.

IDEM emergency response officials are working with the Allen County Health Department, Fort Wayne Fire Department, City of Fort Wayne Public Works waste water and private industry cleanup experts to clean the river.

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