Sewage Spills into Mission Bay

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    Signs warning of sewage contamination were posted at De Anza Cove Tuesday after thousands of gallons of sewage spilled into Mission Bay.

    An estimated 5,400 gallon sewage spill occurred Monday night from a manhole at 4275 Mission Bay Drive at the Pacific Beach area of San Diego, according to a county news release.

    County staff report that the spill was caused by a blockage from a temporary plug that was placed into the drain earlier to perform work in that area.

    Approximately, 3,300 gallons of the sewage was recovered so an estimated 2,100 gallons of sewage flowed into a storm drain that leads to the De Anza Cove, according to the county.

    Warning signs will remain in place until samples confirm the water is safe. For updates on beach closure information please call the 24-hr. hotline at (619) 338-2073.