VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) Virginia Beach health officials say swimming is being temporarily banned in one coastal area due to low bacteria levels.
Bacterial levels have fallen below state standards along Chesapeake Bay waters from Fort Story to Ocean View Avenue. The Virginia Beach oceanfront and resort area are unaffected.
Virginia Beach public health director Venita Newby-Owens says signs banning swimming and wading will be removed once sampling tests results meet state state standards. The coastal waters are tested weekly from May through September.
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