GARDEN CITY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — The Nassau County Health Department has closed two beaches on Long Island after concerns about elevated bacteria levels.

Health officials closed Laurel Hollow Beach and North Hempstead Beach on Friday because of Thursday’s heavy rainfall.

They say storm water runoff can increase bacterial levels for swimmers. No word on when the beaches will reopen.

For up-to-date information on beach closings, call 516-227-9700.

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Mary Calvi


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