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Warming temperatures and melting snow caused a couple of combined sewer overflows Thursday afternoon from the Washington County Sewer District No. 2 into the Hudson River.

The discharges occurred at 48 Sumpter St. in Hudson Falls and 17 Cortland St. in Fort Edward, according to a NY-Alert.

District Executive Director Joseph Brilling said the overflows were ongoing as of Thursday afternoon.

"It may stop when it cools down over the evening, but it's going to be even warmer tomorrow," Brilling said. "I can't keep it cold forever."

The Hudson Falls discharge was listed as untreated, and the Fort Edward discharge was listed as partially treated without disinfection.

Snow melt can cause storm- and wastewater systems to overrun, causing combined sewer overflows. For more information on discharges, go to dec.ny.gov/chemical/90315.html

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Reporter Gwendolyn Craig can be reached at (518) 742-3238 or gcraig@poststar.com. Follow her on Twitter @gwendolynnn1

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