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Nisqually refuge staff still dealing with storm damage

The Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge continues to deal with damage caused by the January ice storm.

The biggest issue were the trails that wound through the trees near the visitor center. Falling limbs caused some significant damage.

A portion of the Twin Barns Loop Trail remains closed, awaiting repair and the removal of broken branches hanging over the trail, said refuge manager Jean Takekawa.

“There’s all these hanging branches that are broken, but haven’t come down. Some of them are really high. We’re still working on how to get them down,” she said.

It is still possible for visitors

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Storm damage closes Olympic National Park roads

A number of park roads are closed on the west side of Olympic National Park as crews are clearing roads blocked by downed trees and assessing storm impacts. Some park roads, including the Graves Creek, North Fork and Upper Queets Road have not been fully assessed for storm damage.

Here is a summary of the known damage:

Hoh Road – The Hoh Road is closed at the park boundary as park crews are removing downed trees.

Quinault Valley –The North Shore Road is closed due to downed trees and electrical lines. The Graves Creek and the North Fork Roads are

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