LONG BEACH (CBSLA.com) â Officials in Long Beach have closed all coastal beaches due to a sewage spill in the San Gabriel area blamed for discharging waste into the ocean.
An estimated 250,000 gallons of sewage had spilled into the storm system about 33 miles upstream from the city, according to Long Beach health officials.READ MORE: $150,000 Reward Offered For Information In Murder Of El Sereno Business Owner Reza Mousavi
The city’s health officer, Dr. Mitchell Kushner, ordered the closure of all open coastal beaches until lab results confirm the water is safe.READ MORE: Legendary Dodgers Broadcaster Jaime Jarrín To Retire After 2022 Season
A rain advisory was also issued for recreational beaches and bays, warning that runoff from the morning rainstorm could increase bacteria levels and put swimmers at risk of illness.
The spill remains ongoing, according to the city’s website.MORE NEWS: Pasadena Implements COVID Vaccine Mandate For Bars, Large Outdoor Events
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