Bay St. Louis beach closure lifted

BAY ST. LOUIS, MS (WLOX) - We have an update on a beach closure in Bay St. Louis. The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality has just lifted the closure notice that was issued on Monday from Carroll Avenue to Julia Street.

The closure was necessary after lightning hit a sewer lift-station, causing about 200,000 gallons of raw sewage to spill into the water.

MDEQ officials say water samples show the area has acceptable bacteria levels and is safe for beach-goers.

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