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Triangle's State Parks Remain Closed Due To Storm Damage

Posted December 9, 2002 7:00 a.m. EST

— The state Division of Parks and Recreation announced Monday that state parks in the Triangle may stay closed for a few weeks.

State parks throughout the central part of the state have been closed since Wednesday's storm. They include parks from Charlotte to Halifax County in the northeast part of the state.

State parks Superintendent Lewis Ledford said the heaviest damage was reported at Lake Norman State Park and in the region surrounding the Triangle.

Ledford said Falls Lake State Recreation Area, William B. Umstead State Park and Lake Norman State Park will probably be closed for an extended period.

He said people should call the state park office before planning a trip to other parks in the region.