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State park mostly recovered from storm damage

Hacker Valley, W.Va. -- West Virginia Division of Natural Resources said 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 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 said 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 likely will not be completed for many months.


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