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State Parks Close Beforehand

While various parks and forests across the commonwealth were ordered to shutdown today and tomorrow, officials with the Rothrock State Forest said they’re not seeing much of Hurricane Ida’s impact.

This week, it’s been all hands on deck at the Rothrock State Forest as crews prepare for Hurricane Ida.

“We had maintenance and operations go out and check and clear the ditch lines and pipes around our state forest roads ahead of time in the last couple of days,” said Jodi Skipper, Assistant District Forester for Rothrock State Forest.

While Skipper said they haven’t had much of an impact, things could change in time

“I don’t expect any closures on the state forest unless we would show flooding damage and road structure damage, bridges that we would need to close for public and staff safety,” she said.

State parks and forests across the commonwealth were ordered to shut down amid possible flooding

DCNR Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn released this statement that said, “Keeping people safe is our highest priority and we are acting out of an abundance of caution ahead of Ida reaching Pennsylvania.”

Secretary Dun said more parks could be ordered to shutdown depending on rainfall and water levels.

“We keep getting warnings that there could be some damage but I guess only time will tell,” said Skipper.

State officials urge you to stay inside until the storm has passed.

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