W.Va. Park Mostly Recovered from Storm Damage

By: West Virginia AP Email
By: West Virginia AP Email

HACKER VALLEY, W.Va. (AP) -- West Virginia Division of Natural Resources says a state park hit hard by Superstorm Sandy has mostly recovered from the late fall storm.

Sandy dumped more than 2 feet of snow on Holly River State Park in five hours on Oct. 29. By Nov. 1, the park had more than 3 feet of snow.

The wet, heavy snow felled about 95 percent of the park's electric lines. Downed trees and limbs broke more than a dozen power poles and smashed two transformers.

Officials say the Webster County park's campground is fully open and electricity and some of the phone service has been restored.

But damage is still obvious. Trails are not open due to massive tree loss and debris conditions. Clearing is not anticipated to be completed for many months.

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