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BEACHES IN ERIE COUNTY CLOSED DUE TO HEAVY RAINS

Lake Erie beaches in Erie County are closed until further notice, officials announced Friday.

The closures are the result of recent heavy rains, officials said.

Meanwhile, a beach popular with Buffalo-area residents summering in Canada was reopened Friday, a week after being closed because of high E. coli bacteria levels in the water.

Regional health officials lifted the swimming ban at Waverly Beach, on Lake Erie a few miles west of the Peace Bridge, after weekly tests yielded safe readings.

A Town of Fort Erie resident who swam at Waverly on Wednesday, unaware of the closing, complained that a single paper warning sign posted in the parking lot had been rendered unreadable by heavy rains and wind.

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