Big Sewage Spill Closes Leadbetter Beach

6,600 Gallons of Untreated Waste Made Its Way into Storm Drain

City officials closed Leadbetter Beach Monday morning after 6,600 gallons of untreated sewage spilled in the 1100 block of Luneta Plaza and flowed into a nearby storm drain that empties at the popular beach. The area will remain closed until until testing shows it’s safe. Signs have been posted warning the public to avoid contact with the water, and officials advise that shellfish harvesting in the area be postponed for at least the next 10 days.

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