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All Greenwich Beaches Closed [Update]

Sunday rains prompt closure of all town beaches.

Update 2:05 p.m.:

All Greenwich beaches including those at Island Beach and Great Captain's Island are now closed to swimming.

The Greenwich Health Department issued an updated advisory at 1:44 p.m. Sunday announcing the additional closures because 3 inches of rain has fallen. All beaches will remain closed until further notice. The National Weather Service is calling for continued rain through Tuesday and has been issued.

Original story:

The Greenwich Health Department announced that beaches at Greenwich Point Park and Byram Park were closed to swimming at 9 a.m. because continuing rainfall has measured at 1 1/2 inches.

Health department regulations mandate the closure of the beaches when there is 1 1/2 inches of rain during a 24-hour period. Reopening of the two land beaches is dependent upon rainfall, which is predicted to continue throughout Sunday and Monday, with a chance of showers into Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service.

However, the beaches on the town's islands - Captain's Island and Great Captain's Island - remain open, according to the health department's announcement.

Greenwich Patch will post updates as they become available.

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