Ocean City reopens beaches closed to bathers yesterday

Posted: August 15, 2012

Ocean City reopened beaches from Stenton Place to Delancey Place this morning to bathers when test results taken after a sewer leak proved negative.

Officials had restricted bathing at those beaches starting Sunday night when a grease clog caused a nearby sewer to overflow. Officials were concerned the water possibly entered the storm drain system.

They alerted the Cape May County Health Department, which was called to test the water as a precaution. Officials closed about 1,300 foot stretch of water to bathing and swimming until the tests were complete.

"I just got them (the results) this morning," said Kevin Thomas, the county health officer. "The bacteria is low and the waters are clean."

Now, all seven miles of coastline in Ocean City is open to bathers.

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