Sewage spill closes parts of two beaches

From Times Staff and Wire Reports

County health officials closed portions of Dockweiler State and Venice beaches after a raw sewage spill Wednesday afternoon.

The closure runs one mile north and south of Ballona Creek’s mouth, where the sewage reached the ocean, officials said. Will Rogers State Beach also remains closed because of high bacteria levels from a minor spill last week into a creek there.

The beaches will be off limits until at least Friday afternoon, pending water quality tests, officials said.