The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health closed beaches within 100 yards of Ballona Creek Saturday evening due to a large sewage spill.

About 1,200 gallons of sewage spilled near 4545 W. 62nd St. in View Park-Windsor Hills, Public Health said.

Only about 500 gallons were recovered while 700 gallons spilled into Centinela Creek, which discharges into Ballona Creek and eventually into the ocean.

“Due to the inability to submit samples to the lab on Sunday, sampling will begin on Monday and two consecutive samples are required to reopen the beach,” the department said.

Information on beach conditions is available on the County’s beach closure website, or people call1-800-525-5662.