Marda Loop sewer backup

Fire officials say the sewer backup in Marda Loop has affected several businesses in the 2000 block of 34th Avenue S.E. but they have passed the matter on to the city's water services department. (Google Maps)

Fire officials say the sewer backup in Marda Loop has affected several businesses but they have passed the matter on to the city's water services department.

Fire crews were called to the 2000 block of 34 Avenue S.W. in Marda Loop at around 11 a.m. Friday for reports of a sewer backup.

When they arrived, they found about two inches of sewage in the affected businesses.

The City of Calgary's water services department will be taking over.

There's no word yet on the cost of the damages or which specific businesses have been affected.