WEEKEND UPDATE: All beaches have been cleared and reopened by the City Health Officer.
NOTE: City health officials have added all beaches within Alamitos Bay as a precaution. Testing continues.
Several Long Beach area beaches have been closed until further notice due to a sewage spill.
The City Health Officer closed Mother’s Beach to water contact until testing confirms that results are within state standards. The closure comes after there was a sewage spill in the Cerritos Channel.
Health officials categorized the 1,000-gallon spill as “low level” — it occurred and was contained on Sunday afternoon. The spill originated in the Bixby Terrace area due to a failure of a private sump pump.
Still, do to the proximity of the spill to Mother’s Beach, officials said the beach will remain closed until they finish testing — Marine Stadium also has been closed to water contact as an extra precaution.
These closures will be posted in the necessary areas and water sampling will continue today (Monday) to determine when the beaches will reopen.