A roughly 750-gallon sewage spill has caused some problems – olfactory and otherwise – at a Del Mar beach Friday.
County of San Diego officials said a sewer line became blocked for an unknown reason, and sewage started spilling from the manhole at 1313 Luneta Drive from about 9:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Crews from the City of Del Mar unblocked the line, and the majority of the 750 gallons flowed into a storm drain, which connects to the 15th Street drain.
That drain’s outfall is at Powerhouse Park, near the ocean. The beach in that area is closed.
County crews have placed contamination warning signs 500 feet north and south of the park outlet, and they’ll stay there until water samples test safe for recreational use.