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Wood Co. beaches closed due to E. coli


WOOD COUNTY (WAOW) – Three Wood County beaches are now closed because of high E. coli counts, according to the Wood County Health Department.

Officials say White Sand Beach and Red Sand Beach at South Wood County Park and Nepco Beach are closed immediately.

They say the contamination could have come from wildlife, waterfowl, storm sewers, parking lot run-off, swimmers and leaking sewers.

Health leaders say they will continue to conduct tests and will reopen the beaches when the quality of water is considered safe for swimmers.

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