NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) - The swimming advisory for Huntington Beach in Newport News was lifted on Wednesday.
The Peninsula Health District received results from sampling completed on Tuesday. The results indicated that bacteria levels in the water met the State Water Quality Standards.
Health officials remind residents to observe the following guidelines for the rest of summer swimming season:
- Do not swim in water that looks stagnant, muddy, or smells unpleasant.
- Avoid swallowing river, stream, lake or other recreational water.
- Prevent direct contact between broken skin and recreational water.
- Avoid swimming in recreational waters for several days after a heavy rainfall.
Samples are taken at Hilton, Huntington, Yorktown, King-Lincoln, and Anderson public beaches on a weekly basis during the swimming season from May trough September, according to the Environmental Health Manager of Newport News.
A company has been hired to complete the repairs to the Herbert C. Bonner Bridge on the Outer Banks, but how long those repairs will take remains unknown.
Drivers traveling between Hatteras Island and the mainland were forced to use an emergency ferry Wednesday, following the sudden closure of the Bonner Bridge Tuesday.
State officials say construction on a new Bonner Bridge has been delayed for years because of a legal battle with an environmental group.