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6,200-gallon sewage spill closes Encinitas beach

ENCINITAS, Calif. (AP) -- A sewage spill has closed a San Diego County beach.

Authorities say Moonlight Beach in Encinitas is closed because a blocked sewer line sent about 6,200 gallons of sewage spilling from a manhole on Sunday.

The sewage flowed into a storm drain that leads to the beach. The blockage has been fixed but signs warning people of the contamination will be posted until samples confirm the water is safe.

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