Stretch Of Marina Del Rey’s Beach Closed For Sewage Spill

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities say a two-mile stretch of beach near Marina del Rey will likely remain closed at least until Saturday because of a sewage spill that released about 500,000 gallons of raw sewage into a storm drain.

Los Angeles Public Works Department spokesman Ron Charles tells the Los Angeles Times that residents reported a manhole overflowing with sewage near Centinela Avenue and Sepulveda Boulevard Wednesday afternoon.

Crews determined the spill was caused by a blockage in a sewer main.

Charles says the backup entered an adjacent storm drain that runs to Ballona Creek and eventually to the ocean.

He says the two-mile stretch of beach south of Ballona Creek will remain closed to swimmers and surfers until at least 3 p.m. Saturday.

(© Copyright 2010 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Comments

More From CBS Los Angeles

Countdown To Super Bowl
Play.It

Listen Live