Southern portion of Hudson River opens to swimmers
(AP) - The Hudson River is back in business south of Sleepy Hollow.
Westchester County officials say swimmers are safe in SleepyHollow and all points south after a sewer main break was fixed onFriday. But swimmers and boaters should avoid direct contact withthe river north of Sleepy Hollow until further notice because ofhigh levels of bacteria in the water.
Philipse Manor Beach is set to reopen but Croton Point ParkBeach remains closed.
Officials say a broken pipe discovered in Ossining on Thursdaysent an estimated million and a half gallons of sewage a day into acreek near the river.
Last month, about 200 million gallons of raw sewage spewed intothe Hudson when a treatment plant in Manhattan was taken offlineafter an engine room fire.
Sewage leak stopped; Hudson River warning remains in place