Hurricane Sandy Updates
Last Updated: November 5th, 2012 at 9:00am
The New Hampshire Department of Resources and Economic Development is encouraging people to use caution during storm clean-up and while condition stabilize after the Storm. Hikers, hunters and ATV enthusiasts should remain cautious in the woods and off the trails as the storm clean-up continues across the state. Department personnel are assessing damage from the storm and working on clean-up as needed in the coming days.
NH State ParksMonadnock State Park has fully re-opened .
Campgrounds: Lafayette Place Campground (Franconia Notch State Park) Dry River Campground (Crawford Notch State Park) have reopened as of 11/1.
Gate Closures: Connecticut Lakes Working Headwater Forest
Forests and Lands
Nash Stream Road Open
Urban Forestry Center Open
For business related concerns, contact the Division of Economic Development at 1-800-417-4110 or Christopher Way, interim director, at 603-419-0164.
All Welcome and Information Centers will be operating their normal hours throughout the storm.
For more information visit: http://www.visitnh.com/planning-and-travel-tools/local-information-resources.aspx
White Mountain National Forest
The White Mountain National Forest advises caution as weather conditions and water levels continue to stabilize across the Forest. With last night’s rain, water continues to run high in streams and rivers. With the wind and strong gusts, limbs, branches, and trees continue to come down.
The Forest warns visitors and hunters to hikeSafe. Weather can change quickly, especially this time of year and in the continued aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Visitors should be prepared for wet and windy weather, dressed in waterproof gear and carrying extra dry clothes. Watch the weather. Use extreme caution when crossing any rivers or entering the water. Localized flooding and high water are still possible on trails and roads. Stream crossings may be impassable or become impassable later in the day, and an alternate route must be planned.
Closures are being updated daily and can be found on our website at www.fs.usda.gov/whitemountai
n. Offices are open and have returned to normal business hours.