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Newport Water Main Broken 

They’ve been trying to repair a broken water main so that water service could be restored to the downtown area.

The water district got a call around 2am that the line had burst somewhere on Main Street. By the time crews found the break, water levels in the standpipes were already critically low.

It is now a matter of repairing the damage, and hoping that other pipes can stay intact, until warmer weather gets here.

Workers hoped they could have the water main repaired by midnight.