- Associated Press - Monday, July 18, 2016

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) - Beaches in Long Beach have been shut down after a sewage spill that began near downtown Los Angeles and flowed down the LA River to the ocean.

Long Beach officials estimate that more than 100,000 gallons of sewage reached the city on Monday afternoon, and its ocean waters will be closed until testing shows it’s safe.

LA city officials say the top of a sewer pipe collapsed, sending debris into it and forcing it to overflow and spill.

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