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Tweetsie Railroad closes again

North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services told the attraction they are not permitted to operate during coronavirus restrictions

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Historic steam engine at Tweetsie Railroad
WCNC staff
BLOWING ROCK, N.C. — Tweetsie Railroad is halting all trains and sending them back to the depot after a short lived restart was stopped by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human services.

"We are not permitted to run the train," the amusement attraction said on its website Monday just over a week since reopening. "We have no choice but to close the park and cancel upcoming special events."

The park in Blowing Rock had closed when coronavirus restrictions were implemented earlier this year. The park reopened on Friday, July 17, with what they described as "limited weekend operations."