Original article from Kent Live
Following last night's storms members of the public have been told to not enter the sea.
They have also been warned not to go on to the area of the beach below the high water mark.
Signs to alert beachgoers are yet to be put in place in the area, but are being erected "as soon as possible" according to a tweet from the council.
Sewage spills of this kind are not uncommon, and is just the latest incident where Thanet's beaches have been impacted by faults at Southern Water's pumping stations in the area.
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Earlier this year a similar spill took place and this was a deliberate action to prevent flooding of nearby homes.
However further details on the full circumstances of this latest incident are yet to be confirmed by Thanet District Council.
It is working alongside Southern Water and the Environment Agency South East to ascertain the impact of the spill.
With nearby Botany Bay and Stone Bay sitting alongside Joss Bay, it is as yet unclear what the full extent of the disruption will be to beaches in Broadstairs and Margate.
The good news is that with patchy, if still warm, weather today (June 17) set to give way to cooler, wetter spells over the weekend, the closure of Margate's beaches may not hit your weekend plans too hard.
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