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Major Sewage Spill Closes Beaches

1,500 gallons of sewage spews into ocean

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    Warning signs keep bathers out of the water.

    Beaches near the San Elijo Lagoon in Encinitas are closed after a major sewage spill.

    About 1,500 gallons of sewage spewed into the ocean from a pump station on Manchester Avenue and Via Poco, according to authorities.

    Major Sewage Spill Closes Beaches

    [DGO] Major Sewage Spill Closes Beaches
    Beaches near the San Elijo Lagoon in Encinitas are closed after a major sewage spill. (Published Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011)

    The spill was discovered at about 11:45 a.m. Wednesday, according to county officials.

    Warning signs will be posted on the beaches on either side of the spill.

    This spill is coming on a day when forecasters expect high temperatures and it's a vacation week for a lot of people.

    Surfers are being advised to stay out of the water.