No Injuries As Newport Cliff Walk Collapses

The city of Newport says a stretch of the famous Cliff Walk collapsed into the ocean on Thursday. 

Officials say the affected portion of the Cliff Walk near Salve Regina University will be closed for the foreseeable future. 

No injuries were reported, but the State Police used a cadaver dog to make sure there was no one underneath the debris. 

Officials blame erosion for the collapse.

Repairs will be made but it is unclear when the repairs will be made or how long it will take.

Businesses In Newport, Rhode Island Begin To Slow Reopening Process

NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND - MAY 09: Pedestrians walk down the Forty Steps, part of the Cliff Walk, on May 09, 2020 in Newport, Rhode Island. Non-critical retail establishments began opening their doors with limited capacity as part of Phase 1 to reopen the state that was shut down due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Restaurants are now permitted to sell alcoholic mixed drinks with to go orders, and some state parks are welcoming visitors again. Gatherings are still limited to five people or fewer, and close contact businesses such as hair and nail salons are still shut down. Rhode Island has reported 10,000 confirmed coronavirus cases. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)Photo: Getty Images

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