Little Compton beach closed due to high surf

No swimming allowed at South Shore Beach as Hurricane Gert kicks up big waves

Posted 8/16/17

The state  closed South Shore Beach in Little Compton to swimming Wednesday due to high surf kicked up by Hurricane Gert as it passes south of the state.

The surf at the beach was as high as …

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