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3 Ocean City Beaches Closed Due To Possible Sewage Spill

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OCEAN CITY, N.J. (CBS) – Several Ocean City, New Jersey beaches have been closed again due to a possible sewage spill.

According to the Department of Environmental Quality, three beaches between First and Third Streets were closed on Sunday after raw sewage spilled into a nearby storm drain.

Water samples were taken Monday morning and the beaches will remain closed pending test results, which are expected to come in some time Tuesday morning.

This is the third time in three weeks beaches in Ocean City have been closed due to sewage-related incidents.

On August 6, a grease blockage in a sewer line caused sewage to overflow into a storm drain, closing beaches between Eighth and Tenth streets. The week before that, the Stenton Place beach was closed due to concerns of an overflowing sewage pipe.

 

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