Water advisories lifted for 60+ Suffolk County beaches

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Sunday, July 4, 2021
64 Suffolk County beaches closed due to high bacteria levels
Dozens of beaches on Long Island have been shut down due to high levels of bacteria.

SUFFOLK COUNTY, Long Island (WABC) -- Water advisories have now been lifted for dozens of beaches on Long Island.

Two were shut down due to high levels of bacteria.

Suffolk County had issued advisory warnings for 60-plus beaches due to high levels of bacteria from recent stormwater runoff.

The advisory was issued by the Suffolk County Health Department.

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Theodore Roosevelt Beach in Oyster Bay, Laurel Hollow Beach in Laurel Hollow and Philip Healey Beach in Massapequa are all off-limits to swimmers.

The beaches covered by the advisory are located in areas that are heavily influenced by stormwater runoff.

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A full list of the beaches that were affected can be found on the county's website.


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