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Visitors advised not to swim at Edgewater Beach after storm causes raw sewage to go into Lake Erie

August 7, 2018

Visitors advised not to swim at Edgewater Beach after storm causes raw sewage to go into Lake Erie

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The Northeast Ohio Sewer District is advising visitors not to swim at Edgewater Beach after heavy rain on Monday night caused stormwater and raw sewage to drain into Lake Erie. 

The runoff was caused by a “combined sewer overflow” which happens when too much wastewater enters the system for sewers to handle, according to the district. The overflow happened just before midnight on Tuesday. 

The wave of strong thunderstorms also knocked out power for thousands of people. FirstEnergy estimated nearly 4,000 people were left without power just before 5 a.m. on Tuesday, according to cleveland.com’s Cliff Pinckard. 

The storms could continue. According to cleveland.com’s Kelly Reardon, scattered storms are possible across Northeast Ohio for Tuesday. You can find weather forecasts here.

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