No-contact advisory put on 5 beaches in Dartmouth location

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NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (WLNE)– The Massachusetts Department of Environmental management revealed Wednesday that a no-contact advisory remains in location for 5 beaches in the Dartmouth and New Bedford location.

The Dartmouth Board of Health was alerted that a combined drain overflow discharge from the city of New Bedford’s collection system into Clarks Cove on Tuesday.

Ecological professionals mentioned to “prevent contact with this body for two days after the discharge or overflow stop due to the fact that of increased health threats from germs and other contaminants.”

The Board of Health checked 5 beaches in the surrounding location. After screening, they momentarily closed Jones, Hidden Bay, Oak Hill Shores, and Anthony’s beach.