Photos by Tom Shevlin
Aquidneck Island and Jamestown felt the effects of Hurricane Sandy on Monday, felling trees, flooding roads, and cutting power to thousands. However, overall, the region was spared from the brunt of the storm.
(Check out photos from Sandy in the slideshow above)
As of Tuesday morning, widespread power outages were still reported, with over 50 percent of Newport, 60 percent of Middletown, and 74 percent of Jamestown without electricity.
No major injuries were reported, howerver many shops and roads in downtown Newport were flooded out as a moon tide converged with Sandy's 3-6 foot storm surge.
Streets such as Memorial Boulevard and Ocean Drive were closed to traffic into Tuesday morning while crews worked to clear the road of debris, and minor damage could also be seen to homes along the immediate coast.
At the Gateway Visitor's Center, the fabric canopy that shields the bus depot was torn, with blue skies visible through the gash.
Meanwhile, schools and various businesses across the island as well as Newport City Hall, were all closed Tuesday.
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