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Surf, high tides flood Southern California's Newport Beach

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Posted at 3:19 PM, Jul 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-04 18:19:45-04

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Workers were cleaning up after high tides caused a 40-foot sailboat to capsize and also flooded the streets of Newport Beach late Friday, causing a traffic jam that kept vehicles from leaving the Balboa Peninsula for hours.

The Orange County Register reported that eight bulldozers are dedicated to building back a sandy berm before high waters return Saturday night.

Like many other Southern California beaches, the beach is closed to discourage crowds this holiday weekend.

People managed to get off the sailboat before it capsized and turned into wreckage.