Up from the ground comes a bubblin’ crude.
As a safety precaution, the city of Monterey on Thursday closed McAbee Beach due to what was described as a small amount of a petroleum-like substance that had been discovered in the area of the beach.
The substance will be tested to determine exactly what it is and its origin, according to a press release issued by the city. The city is acting on the recommendation of the Monterey County Health Department to close the beach. The leak was described as “minor” and confined to the remnants of a cement foundation of a former building located on the site. The beach will remain closed until further notice.