New Bedford New Year’s Eve Fireworks Postponed Due to Oil Spill
NEW BEDFORD — The City of New Bedford’s New Year’s Eve fireworks have been postponed a day due to a diesel spill in the harbor.
Mayor Jon Mitchell shared a photo on his social media just before 9 p.m. Saturday. The fireworks were scheduled to go off at 8:30 p.m., and would have exploded over the water.
“There is a diesel spill in the harbor near where the fireworks were about to be fired,” Mitchell wrote. “As you see, the grayish sheen surrounded the Ernestina.”
“Out of an abundance of caution, we have rescheduled the show to tomorrow night at 9:00,” he wrote. Thank you for your patience.”
Many of the City’s planned events were already moved indoors due to the wet weather in the forecast.
The Broken Glass Projections 3D mapping event, which involves projecting an artistic light show over a building in Wing's Court, has been postponed to a later date.