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Assateague Island To Reopen On Tuesday

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BERLIN, Md. (AP) — The Assateague Island National Seashore is reopening to the public after closing for Hurricane Irene.

The National Seashore will reopen to the public at 7 a.m. Tuesday. All developed area campgrounds, with the exception of Oceanside walk-in sites and some of the group sites, will re-open at noon. Walk-in and remaining group sites will reopen when water levels recede.

The over-sand vehicle route will reopen at 9 a.m. Tuesday; some parts may stay closed.

The South Ocean Beach Day Use area and all backcountry campsites will stay closed until further notice.

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

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