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High Winds Force Closure of Point Pleasant Park
(Tuesday, December 12/2000)-- In the interests of public safety, HRM Parks and Natural Services has issued an order to close Point Pleasant Park immediately. It will remain closed to the public until further notice.
A number of fallen trees have been reported throughout the HRM Region, and winds now gusting up to 70 kms. an hour are expected to continue into the evening.
HRM tree crews will remain on duty to handle any present backload of fallen trees and in the event that more trees are blown-over or uprooted due to the high winds. Parks and Natural Services crews have been busy throughout the day, clearing fallen trees in Halifax, Dartmouth and Sackville and many others of the municipality.
No injuries have been reported so far, although some of the fallen trees have downed power and communication wires. Damage to a parked car was reported as the result of a fallen tree on Pepperell Street in Halifax.
HRM urges both pedestrians and motorists to exercise extreme caution when travelling in this wet, windy weather.
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Corporate Communications Officers
Manager, Senior Advisor Parks & Natural Areas