Sleeping Giant State Park to reopen year after tornado rips through CT

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Sleeping Giant State Park in Hamden will reopen to the public Friday a year after it was closed due to tornado damage. 

Gov. Ned Lamont and the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection announced Thursday that the park will reopen to the public beginning at 8:00 a.m. on Friday, June 14.

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The park has been closed since May 15, 2018, when a tornado touched down on the park, completely decimating trees in the lower portion and causing significant damage elsewhere in the area. 

In a press release, Lamont's office wrote that work has been underway for many months to remove thousands of damaged trees and make the park safe for visitors.

"I am pleased that this restoration work has been completed and we are again able to open this popular state park to our residents and visitors,"  Lamont says.  

 

 

 

 

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