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W.Va. state parks cleaning up after storm

Nov. 01, 2012 @ 08:11 AM

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia’s state park crews are digging out of snow, clearing roadways and restoring electric and telephone service following widespread damage caused superstorm Sandy.


The state Division of Natural Resources says about 70 percent of the state park forest was covered in snow ranging from one inch to two feet in some areas.


West Virginia State Parks and Recreation Chief Ken Caplinger said most areas also received extensive rainfall and varying degrees of wind, which resulted in many fallen trees.


Park staff, volunteers and contractors are working on repairs and officials anticipate all parks will be back to normal by the weekend. Those planning to visit a state park should call the location directly for current conditions or check the West Virginia State Parks website at www.wvstateparks.com.