High bacteria levels close Suffolk beaches

A few scant sunbathers take to Steers Beach

A few scant sunbathers take to Steers Beach Park in Northport. (June 19, 2010) (Credit: Kevin P Coughlin)

Asharoken Beach and Steers Beach in Northport are closed to bathing as a result of bacterial levels being found to be in excess of acceptable criteria, James L. Tomarken, commissioner of the Suffolk County Department of Health Services, said Wednesday in a news release.

Grantland Beach and Bayberry Cove Beach in Strongs Neck remain closed, the release said.

For beach updates, call the hotline at 631-852-5822 or check suffolkcountyny.gov/health and under "Our Environment," click "Beaches."

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