The Latest: Sewage spill closes some LA-area beaches


LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a Los Angeles sewage spill that has forced closure of some beaches (all times local):

8:05 a.m.

About 5 miles of Southern California beaches remain closed due to a pipeline rupture that spilled sewage into the Los Angeles River.

Closures still in effect Wednesday include about 4 miles of sand in the port city of Long Beach and a mile of coast to the south in neighboring Seal Beach.

The pipe rupture 20 miles north near downtown Los Angeles spilled 2.4 million gallons of sewage.

An estimated 750,000 gallons were contained or vacuumed up, but some of the rest may have reached Long Beach harbor.

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