Massachusetts DCR Closes Parks, Campgrounds And Parkways During Nor'easter


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BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) – The Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) has closed some parks in Massachusetts as their staff continues to assess storm damage.

To ensure public safety throughout the nor’easter, the DCR is doing their part to monitor weather conditions and developments from the storm.

On Wednesday, the agency closed Borderland State Park in Easton as well as Wompatuck State Park in Hingham. Staff is also assessing damage on the Cape Cod Rail Trail and the DCR is asking all residents and visitors to avoid the trail if possible.

The DCR has also closed the Scusset Beach State Reservation campground in Sagamore to tent-campers but RV-campers who are currently there are asked to stay in place. The park is expected to reopen on Thursday.

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“As a reminder, the safest place to be during a severe weather event is either in a building or vehicle, not in a temporary structure,” the agency says. “DCR urges visitors to monitor weather reports and take precautions as needed.”   

There are also several parkways that motorists are being advised to take caution of and avoid if possible. These include the Veterans of Foreign Wars Parkway and Morrissey Boulevard in Boston as well as the Quincy Shore Drive in Quincy.

“If motorists must travel through these parkways, they are advised to take extreme caution, travel at low speeds, and adhere to local traffic patterns,” the DCR says.

Updates regarding more advisories and closures will be posted on the agency’s Twitter page throughout the duration of the storm.

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