Olympic National Park closes due to major storm

Anticipating high winds and heavy rains, Olympic National Park in Washington is closing most attractions as a result of a storm heading in from the Pacific.

Olympic National Park.

Olympic National Park. Image by Jason Pratt / CC BY 2.0

Several park roads and campgrounds were closed Thursday, and a flood watch will be in effect until Sunday. Earlier this year, the park’s rainforests were suffering from the worst drought in recent history, and park officials banned campfires and nearby towns had instituted a ban on refilling pools and hot tubs. Read more: blog.seattlepi.com

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