A sewage spill in the Cerritos Channel has resulted in the closure of Mother's Beach in Alamitos Bay in Long Beach, city officials announced late Sunday.
The news alert in full:
The City's Health Officer ordered Mother's Beach closed to water contact until testing confirms that the results are within State standards. The low volume spill was reported and contained on Sunday afternoon, and is estimated to be approximately 1,000 gallons. The spill originated in the Bixby Terrace area, due to a failure of a private sump pump.
Due to the proximity of the spill to Mother's Beach the beach will be closed, and Marine Stadium will also be closed to water contact. The City's Health Department has posted the beach as closed and lifeguards are enforcing the closure. The City's Health Department will sample the water Monday morning to determine if the beach can be reopened.