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Weekend sewage spill closes shoreline in Long Beach

LONG BEACH, Calif. — A sewage spill of about 11,000 gallons (42,000 liters) has forced the closure of the shoreline in Long Beach.

It’s unclear how long the beaches will be closed, but best practices dictate that the city should get at least two clean water samples before they’re reopened.

Samples taken Monday will take about 24 hours to test, so the shutdown will likely last at least two days, the Press-Telegram reported.

The spill on Sunday was caused by a grease blockage up the San Gabriel River in Hawaiian Gardens, the newspaper said.

Signs will be posted at beaches until the closures are lifted.

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