Part of History Trail Closed in Appomattox - - ABC13

Part of History Trail Closed in Appomattox


Appomattox, VA - From the derecho to smaller, pop-up storms, this summer has taken a toll on one part of Appomattox Court House National Historical Park.

Park officials have closed a one-mile stretch of the History Trail.  It's about 4.5 miles long and runs south of Highway 24.

The trees aren't necessarily down but are dangerously leaning or hanging on each other.    Park official Ernie Price says he doesn't think they've ever seen this many separate incidents.

"We've seen hurricane systems come through and do damage.  It just seems like all year long we're constantly dealing with lightning strikes, heavy rains, heavy winds, downed trees, fences damaged.  Yeah, it's been a busy year," said Price.

Price says removing the trees will be a highly technical process.  He's not sure at this point when that part of the trail will be reopened.

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