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Delaware Water Gap still enduring winter storm damage

This year's severe winter weather caused serious damage at the Delaware Water Gap.

Park Rangers said a series of nor’easters brought down thousands of trees and closed many trails.

The National Park Service has closed all the trails on the Pennsylvania side of the park until further notice and some of the New Jersey trails are closed and are being evaluated.

Park Facility Manager Bill Tagye said his team is working to clear the trails. On Wednesday, they worked to clear a 5-mile stretch of the McDade Trail.

"I'm at a loss for words...the word is devastating…there are literally thousands of trees down,” Tagye said.

Tagye's team will also begin clearing branches and debris along Route 209 and other park roads this week.


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