Two provincial parks in Nova Scotia that suffered damage and closed due to Hurricane Fiona are set to reopen soon.
Department of Natural Resources and Renewables (DNRR) Communications Spokesperson Erin Lynch said that Oakfield Provincial Park was recently reopened. Meanwhile, Laurie Provincial Park in Grand Lake is set to partially reopen tomorrow, October 5.
“The trail on the edge of the lake commonly used for swimming is closed until further notice due to storm damage,” said Lynch about Laurie Provincial Park.
She said Fiona’s very high winds across the province left many parks with significant damage, including downed trees and hanging branches.
“DNRR staff are working across the province to open parks up safely,” she said. “We are assessing properties and infrastructure to determine the exact extent of the damage.”
Lynch said the staff is also heavily involved in helping with felled trees and clearing debris so that line workers can restore power around the province, especially in Cape Breton.
“That means they are less available to help with our parks but restoring power for Nova Scotians is a higher priority,” said Lynch.
She said Nova Scotians should continue to check the parks’ websites and follow them on social media to get updates on their local parks.
To learn more about the reopening of the provincial parks in Nova Scotia, visit https://parks.novascotia.ca/provincial-parks-re-opening.
This article originally appeared on The Laker News.