Report of a broken water main causing water to bubble up and run down Spring Street. 911 Dispatch has sent Newport Public Works crews to investigate.
City Public Works Director Tim Gross says in light of the heavy rains the last day or so, it’s more likely ground water coming up in the area. “That’s why they call it Spring Street,” Gross said. He says in the the past his crews have dug up areas all along Spring Street trying to find broken water mains but never found one. But he quickly adds, “But there’s always a chance it could be a broken pipe. Our water and sewer lines are old and they are deteriorating.”
Public Works crews are on scene investigating.