UPDATE: The Newport Public Works Department reports that the broken water main at NW 8th and Spring Streets has been repaired. The water is now turned on. Customers may experience some brown tap water for a while today. Please run cold water until the water is clear.
The City of Newport experienced a large water main failure in the area of NW 8th and Spring Streets. Public Works Department crews are on scene and in the process of turning off valves to facilitate the repair.
The outage will likely affect a large number of residents, and residents may experience service outages, brown water, and pressure fluctuations during the repair. It is anticipated that the repair will be completed today.
The city will update this information as soon as new information is available.