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Sewage spill spurs San Clemente beach closure

San Clemente, Calif. (Google Maps)

June 26, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
A sewage spill Tuesday has forced a beach closure in San Clemente.

Until further notice, 600 feet of Mariposa Street Beach is off limits for swimming and surfing.

Officials say a sewage overflow from an apartment complex Tuesday is to blame. They estimate up to 65 gallons of sewage may have reached the ocean through a storm drain.

Two days of clean samplings of ocean water are required before the beaches can reopen.