Several Northeast Ohio beaches closed due to E. coli detected in Lake Erie

CLEVELAND - Several Northeast Ohio beaches remained closed Wednesday after elevated levels of E. coli were detected in the water. Earlier this week heavy rainfall caused raw sewage to overflow into Lake Erie near Edgewater Beach.

On Monday, the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District advised visitors, particularly children and the elderly, to avoid contact with the water.

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As of Wednesday afternoon, the following areas are under advisory: Edgewater Beach, Huntington Beach, Villa Angela Beach and Wallace Lake Beach.

The water quality for the affected areas is currently rated as poor, according to the NEORSD. An analysis indicates a high presence of E. coli in the water. The results of the water quality tests can be found here.

Up-to-date beach status information can be found on the Cleveland Metropark's website.

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