Blue-green algae closes Burlington beaches for 2nd day

BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) For the second day in a row, blue-green algae closed Burlington beaches.

The city says the warm weather and lack of wind were likely to produce more cyanobacteria blooms Tuesday. So beaches that closed Monday remained closed Tuesday.

Lake Champlain International says Vermont has seen 27 cyanobacteria outbreaks in the last seven days. High alerts remain for areas including St. Albans Bay, Missisquoi Bay, Lake Carmi and Shelburne Pond. Only public beaches are monitored so other swimming areas might also have blooms.

People are advised to stay away from blue-green algae and not to allow their dogs in the water. The toxic blooms can make people and animals sick.

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