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Water main break and some power outages reported

Published: 10:30 AM, 01/08/2014 Last updated: 10:31 AM, 01/08/2014

Author: Duay O'Neil
Source: The Newport Plain Talk

NEWPORT—As temperatures plunged and snow and ice closed local schools, government offices, and many businesses, Newport Utilities reported few power outages and only one water main break as of Monday afternoon.

Jimmy Robertson, manager of the NU Electric Department, said the company "has experienced a few scattered, small outages in the past 24 hours due mainly to wind and trees. The cold weather and snow have not affected the power system at this time."

Clint Hammonds, also with NU, said the water main break occurred Sunday on Armory Road. "We’ve had no others at this time," Hammonds said. "Most likely if we have breaks, they will show up as the temperatures start to warm back up."

For more details, please see the Tuesday edition of the Newport Plain Talk.

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