Beaches closed due to sewers

July 18, 2008 1:59:11 PM PDT
A sewer line backed up on 8th street forcing officials to close 8th and 9th street beaches to swimmers as a precaution. New Jersey-American Water Co. (NJAWC) has unclogged the line.

It is unknown how much, if any, discharge got to ocean waters at 8th and 9th street, but the health department must test the water in that area and give the all clear before swimmers will be allowed back in.

The test results should be back in 24 hours.

Bathers are being directed to adjacent beaches by lifeguards.