NEWPORT — An ammonia spill forced the closure and evacuation of several blocks of the Newport Historic Bayfront.
The spill occurred around 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 12. As of 3 p.m., the stretch of road from Southwest Fall Street to Southwest Hatfield Street has not yet reopened, and Lincoln County Dispatch said responders have no estimates on when residents can re-enter.
A Hazmat team from Salem remains on the scene as cleanup efforts continue. Officials have not released details on where the ammonia spill came from.