Mile-Long Stretch of Beach Closed Due to Sewage Spill

Corona Beach

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MARINA DEL REY (CNS) - About a mile of beach in the Marina del Rey and Playa del Rey areas remained closed Friday due to a 10,000-gallon sewage spill.

According to the county Department of Public Health, the spill was caused by a blocked wastewater line that caused sewage to overflow into a storm drain at Slauson and La Cienega Boulevard in Los Angeles on Thursday.

The blockage has since been cleared and the leak stopped, officials said.

But due to the runoff into the ocean, the county closed beaches to swimmers and surfers for a half-mile on either side of Ballona Creek, along with Charlie Beach near the Marina del Rey channel.

"The Department of Public Health will conduct water sampling daily, and the closures will remain in effect until Public Health receives sampling results indicating that bacterial levels meet health standards," according to the county.

Information on beach conditions is accessible 24 hours a day by calling 800-525-5662 or online at

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