wjz-13 all-news-99-1-wnew 1057-the-fan 1300logo2_67x35
FIRST WARNING WEATHER: Special Weather Statement Weather App | Current Conditions | Video Forecast | Radar DOG DAYS OF SUMMER: Click Here To Upload Your Photos | View Gallery

Local

Assateague Closing In Advance Of Irene

View Comments
(AP Photo/Matthew S. Gunby)

(AP Photo/Matthew S. Gunby)

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

BERLIN, Md. (AP) — Maryland officials say Assateague State Park is closing because of Hurricane Irene.

The Maryland Park Service says campers must vacate the campground by 11 a.m. Friday and it will remain closed until
Wednesday morning. The park and the road onto the island will be closed to all visitors and traffic at 7 p.m. Friday.

State officials say the latest weather forecasts predict Assateague Island will be significantly impacted by Irene.

Assateague State Park is Maryland’s only oceanfront park.

Assateague Island is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean on the east and the Sinepuxent Bay on the west.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 3,175 other followers