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Seal Beach Pier closed temporarily due to damage from high surf and wind conditions

The Seal Beach Pier has closed temporarily due to damage sustained from high surf and wind conditions.

During the nighttime hours of Thursday, January 5, 2023, the area around the Seal Beach Pier experienced high surf and wind conditions. As City of Seal Beach personnel monitored and prepared for this storm, the decision was made to temporarily close the Seal Beach Pier out of an abundance of caution. Overnight, a portion of the pier became damaged including the boat ramp used by oil platform workers.

Seal Beach Marine Safety, Public Works, and Police Departments, along with the Orange County Fire Authority, had been actively monitoring the storm and taking steps to prepare for any issues related to the extreme weather, including checking water pumps and deploying additional resources and signage. City personnel will determine the extent of the pier damage and continue to monitor any upcoming weather events.

As the safety of the public is the top priority, the pier will remain closed until it has been repaired and deemed safe for use. Updates on the status of the pier will be provided as information becomes available.

To receive real-time updates, the City of Seal Beach encourages the public to sign up for Nixle Alerts. You can do this by visiting https://www.nixle.com/ or texting your zip code to 888777.

This article was released by SoCalGas.