EEE found in mosquito samples taken in Freetown

By News Staff

According to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, EEE has been discovered in samples taken from the east side of Freetown.

Officials in New Bedford say that they will conduct a ground spray early Thursday morning.

The ground spraying will target areas including Fort Taber, Brooklawn Park, Buttonwood Park, Hazelwood Park, Riverside Park, the Poor Farm Area, Clasky Park, Ashley Park, Ben Rose Field and the Industrial Park area.

The spraying will take place between 2 a.m. and sunrise that morning.

City officials tell residents in the targeted areas to close there windows the evening prior.

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