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Sewage spill forces O.C. beach closure

ABC7 Eyewitness News HD covering Los Angeles and Southern California.

March 25, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
Bad news for people heading for a popular stretch of Orange County beaches this weekend.The coastline between Dana Point and San Clemente could be closed into the weekend. Officials say a 24 inch sewage line ruptured and sent 350,000 gallons of sewage into Tijeras Creek.

The creek empties into the ocean at Doheny State Beach. Three miles of coastline show a high bacteria count.

Health officials ordered three beaches, Doheny State Beach, Capistrano County Beach, and Capistrano Bay Community Beach closed until the bacteria dissipates.

City News Service contributed to this report.