Toxicity tests taken this morning should determine when Newport Beach's Little Corona beach, which was closed after Friday's sewage spill, can be reopened to the public, city officials said Saturday.
A sewer line broke about three miles inland near Newport Coast Drive and Ridge Park Road on Friday. Thousands of gallons of raw, untreated sewage streamed down Buck Gully toward the ocean, county officials said.
The sewage was leaking at about 200 gallons a minute, Shannon Reed, Irvine Ranch Water District spokeswoman, said Friday.
The leak was quickly contained, officials said, but Little Corona was closed as a precaution the remainder of Friday, all day Saturday and will stay closed through the Fourth of July holiday, police said.