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Two West Ocean View beaches have been closed temporarily for having bacteria levels above state standards.
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Two West Ocean View beaches have been closed temporarily for having bacteria levels above state standards.

The Norfolk Department of Public Health has closed two West Ocean View beaches. Virginia Beach health officials are prohibiting wading and swimming along a mile-long stretch of beach betwen Rockbridge Road and Ocean View Avenue.

Beach closure advisories were issued Tuesday and Wednesday because testing by the Virginia Department of Health showed bacteria levels exceeded state water quality standards.

Bacteria on beaches can come from sewage runoff but can also occur naturally on decomposing seaweed for example. Health officials will continue testing the beach waters and will remove posted signs and notify the public when the bacteria levels meet state standards.

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