North side of causeway beach is open

BRADENTON - The north side of the Palma Sola Causeway beach in Bradenton has reopened after extensive testing due to a main break that caused sewage to leak into the water. The beach had been closed since Wednesday. However, the south side of the beach between 75th Street West to the west side of the boat ramp is going to remain closed through the weekend until tests show it is safe for swimming. The causeway (Manatee Avenue West/State Road 64) is still open to vehicular traffic.