RIDOH recommends reopening two more beaches

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — The Rhode Island Department of Health has recommended that two more beaches closed due to bacteria levels be reopened.

Tests at Peabody’s Beach in Middletown and Sandy Point Beach in Portsmouth have shown bacteria levels are back to a safe range.

The department recommends both beaches be reopened for swimming.

The two beaches were closed Thursday alongside several others when they were shown to contain dangerously high bacteria levels.

City Park and Conimicut Beach in Warwick, as well as Kent County YMCA in Warwick all remain closed.

The department said that it would monitor the water quality of each beach and notify the public to any changes.

Updates on beach closures can be found here.

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