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Hazardous beach currents forecast today on Lake Erie

When life deals you hazardous currents, stay out of the water.

That's the message from the National Weather Service today.

Forecasters issued beach hazards statements for Lake Erie in Erie and Chautauqua counties.

A beach hazards statement is in effect until 11 p.m. today. (National Weather Service)

The statement cautions that "life-threatening waves and currents are expected" through 11 p.m. tonight.

"Stay out of the water and stay away from dangerous areas like piers and breakwalls," the weather service advised.

Some area beaches are already reporting closings today, including those at Woodlawn State Park, Hamburg Town and Bennett in the town of Evans.

Others will be reported on the U.S. Geological Survey's Nowcast beach status website as they become available.

Beach hazards on Lake Erie are expected today as far west as Elyria, Ohio, which is west of Cleveland, according to the weather service.



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