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PostSun Jan 27, 2019 6:26 am 
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Timeline for Resumption of Winter Operations at Olympic National Park

Port Angeles, WA – With the enactment of the continuing resolution, staff at Olympic National Park will begin working to restore regular winter operations on Sunday, January 27.   Due to storm damage that occurred prior to the lapse of appropriations, many park roads and campgrounds remain closed.  Park staff will start assessing damage, clearing downed trees and storm debris from roadways and campgrounds, and reopening areas as quickly as possible. 

Please visit www.nps.gov/olym/planyourvisit/conditions.htm for updated information about the park and current conditions.

Here is what to expect over the next week:

    On Sunday, January 27, the Olympic National Park Visitor Center in Port Angeles will reopen at 9:00 am. Normal operating hours are 9:00 am to 4:00 pm daily.
    On Monday, January 28 a majority of furloughed staff will return and begin opening the remaining park functions.
    Hurricane Ridge Road winter operations are scheduled to resume Friday, February 1. Weather and road conditions permitting, Hurricane Ridge Road is open Fridays through Sundays.  Call 360-565-3131 for road status updates and weather information.  All vehicles, including 4-wheel drive, are required to carry tire chains.  For more information on visiting Hurricane Ridge in the winter, visit https://www.nps.gov/olym/planyourvisit/hurricane-ridge-in-winter.htm.  The Hurricane Ridge Ski and Snowboard area is operated by the Hurricane Ridge Winter Sports Club.  Visit the Hurricane Ridge Ski and Snowboard Area website at www.hurricaneridge.com for additional information.
    The park asks for patience as employees work to reopen facilities and operations in a manner that is safe for them and the public.  There is a lot of storm debris, downed tree removal, and safety checks that must be completed.
    The park extends a special thank you to our local communities who provided incredible support over the last 35 days for our NPS family.

Olympic National Park's employees are happy to return to work serving the American people and welcoming visitors to Olympic.

###  NPS Press Release 1/26/19


Mount Rainier National Park Begins Restoring Full Winter Operations
Update: 1/26/19

With the enactment of the continuing resolution, staff at Mount Rainier National Park are now working to resume regular winter operations. At this time, vehicle access is available via the Nisqually Entrance, into the park as far as Longmire. The Longmire Museum will reopen on Sunday January 27. The National Park Inn and restaurant, as well as gift shop, remain open as they have been since January 13th. Other areas of the park open during the winter include the Carbon River and Mowich areas with access dependent upon snow conditions, as they are usually unmaintained in winter.

Visitors should be aware that while full park services will now be available in Longmire, the process for restoring two-way vehicle access to Paradise is expected to take many days. Significant targeted snow removal is required on all roads, pull-outs and parking areas between Longmire and Paradise. Staff are working now to restore safe access to this popular winter recreation area as quickly as possible. A projected opening date will be established as soon as possible.

Mount Rainier National Park’s employees are happy to be back at work, serving the American people and welcoming visitors to their national parks. 

For updates, see Mt. Rainier NP Alerts & Conditions.

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PostSun Jan 27, 2019 9:44 am 
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Saw on the Hurricane Ridge webcam that ONP employees are currently clearing the parking lot of snow at the lodge.

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PostSun Jan 27, 2019 10:02 am 
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posted previously HERE

Saturday January 26, 2019 16:45 PST

Timeline for Resumption of Winter Operations at Olympic National Park

Port Angeles, WA – With the enactment of the continuing resolution, staff at Olympic National Park will begin working to restore regular winter operations on Sunday, January 27.  Due to storm damage that occurred prior to the lapse of appropriations, many park roads and campgrounds remain closed. Park staff will start assessing damage, clearing downed trees and storm debris from roadways and campgrounds, and reopening areas as quickly as possible.

Please visit www.nps.gov/olym/planyourvisit/conditions.htm for updated information about the park and current conditions.

Here is what to expect over the next week:

On Sunday, January 27, the Olympic National Park Visitor Center in Port Angeles will reopen at 9:00 am. Normal operating hours are 9:00 am to 4:00 pm daily.

On Monday, January 28 a majority of furloughed staff will return and begin opening the remaining park functions.

Hurricane Ridge Road winter operations are scheduled to resume Friday, February 1.

Weather and road conditions permitting, Hurricane Ridge Road is open Fridays through Sundays. Call 360-565-3131 for road status updates and weather information. All vehicles, including 4-wheel drive, are required to carry tire chains. For more information on visiting Hurricane Ridge in the winter, visit https://www.nps.gov/olym/planyourvisit/hurricane-ridge-in-winter.htm. The Hurricane Ridge Ski and Snowboard area is operated by the Hurricane Ridge Winter Sports Club. Visit the Hurricane Ridge Ski and Snowboard Area website at www.hurricaneridge.com for additional information.

The park asks for patience as employees work to reopen facilities and operations in a manner that is safe for them and the public. There is a lot of storm debris, downed tree removal, and safety checks that must be completed.

The park extends a special thank you to our local communities who provided incredible support over the last 35 days for our NPS family.

Olympic National Park’s employees are happy to return to work serving the American people and welcoming visitors to Olympic.

-NPS-

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