Thursday, August 25, 2011

Maryland Hurricane Irene Evacuations - Closures

The threat of Hurricane Irene is affecting operations across much of Maryland. The State has declared a state of emergency and a variety of evacuation plans are underway for Ocean City and low lying areas.

The Maryland Park Service is closing Assateague State Park, including the park’s campground, in preparation for the arrival of Hurricane Irene. The campground will close at 11 a.m. on August 26 and will remain closed until the morning of August 31, depending on the severity of damage caused by the storm.

The Assateague State Park day-use facility and the road onto the island (Route 611 prior to the Verrazano Bridge) will be closed to all visitors and traffic at 7 p.m. on August 26 and until further notice.

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