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ODNR Announces Temporary Closures in Richland, Ashland, and Morrow Counties

21 Jun , 2022  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

Several trails and recreation areas in Ashland, Morrow, and Richland counties will be closed until further notice due to damage caused by recent storms, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR).  

“In order to protect the safety of our visitors, we are temporarily closing areas that were damaged by recent severe storms,” ODNR Director Mary Mertz said. “Cleanup efforts are underway, and we look forward to getting everything back open quickly. In the meantime, we have more than 70 other state parks that are fully open and perfect to explore!” 

Initial response to this week’s severe weather focused on visitor safety and included general clean-up as well as clearing roadways, campgrounds, and other high-traffic areas. With general access and some power restored, staff have been able to fully assess the trail conditions.  

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