LONG ISLAND (WABC) -- Six more beaches on Long Island were closed Sunday a day after swimming was restricted at 11 other beaches after excessive bacteria levels were found.
The following beaches are closed:
- Tanner Park Beach in Copiague
- Venetian Shores Beach in Lindenhurst
- Baycrest Association Beach and Wincoma Beach in Huntington Bay
- Fiddlers Green Association Beach in Lloyd Nek, and Sayville Marina Park Beach
- Terraces on the Sound and Beech Road Beach in Rocky Point
- Sound Beach Property Owners' Association Beach
- Knollwood Beach, Fleets Cove Beach, and Huntington Beach Community Association Beach in Huntington
- Steers Beach and Asharoken Beach in Northport
- Hobart Beach, Prices Bend Beach and Valley Grove Beach in Eatons Neck
Additionally, Benjamin Beach in Bay Shore and the Town of Islip Ronkonkoma Beach remain closed.
According to Suffolk County Commissioner of Health Dr. Gregson Pigott, bathing in bacteria-contaminated water can result in gastrointestinal illness, as well as infections of the eyes, ears, nose, and throat.
Beaches will reopen when further testing reveals that the bacteria have subsided to acceptable levels.
For the latest information on affected beaches, call the Bathing Beach HOTLINE at 631-852-5822 or contact the Department's Office of Ecology at 631-852-5760 during normal business hours.