Swimming advisories lifted for beaches on the Peninsula

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — Swimming advisories issued for multiple beaches on the Peninsula on Wednesday have now been lifted.

The advisories affected Anderson Park, King Lincoln Park, Huntington Park and Hilton beaches in Newport News as well as Yorktown Beach.

Samples collected Tuesday showed that bacteria levels in the water at the beaches exceeded the state water quality standards.

More samples were collected Wednesday and Thursday. Results showed bacteria levels had returned back to normal.

Signs alerting visitors to the advisory at these beaches have been removed.