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Laguna Beach sewage spill causes shoreline closure

Laguna Beach sewage spill causes shoreline closure
A 500-foot stretch of the coast near Upland Road in Laguna Beach was closed after a sewage spill Wednesday caused by a blocked sewer main, the Orange County Health Care Agency said. (Daily Pilot)

A sewage spill Wednesday has closed 500 feet of shoreline in Laguna Beach, healthcare officials said.

About 300 gallons of sewage spilled because of a blocked sewer main, according to the Orange County Health Care Agency.

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Officials closed the water to swimmers in an area 250 feet upcoast and 250 feet downcoast of Upland Road.

The water will reopen after follow-up testing confirms bacteria levels have returned to state standards, the health agency said.

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