Ammonia spill closes Bayfront

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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.

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