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Roads at Porkies reopen after damaging ice storm


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HUNDREDS OF trees were felled by ice last week in the Porcupine Mountains State Park near Silver City. The Department of Natural Resources supplied the photo.

SILVER CITY - Roads have been reopened at the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park after ice and snow felled hundreds of trees last week.

Jeff Gaertner, park supervisor, said Tuesday, "All roads are open and passable, but park motorists should expect some wood and debris on park roads."

Highway 107 to Lake of the Clouds and the road to Summit Peak were closed late Thursday as trees weakened by a thick coating of ice and snow continued to fall, hampering efforts of clean-up crews.

The road to Lake of the Clouds reopened Sunday and the road to Summit Peak Road was opened today.

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