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Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad Cancels Service to Canton

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Date: July 19, 2011
Contact: Mary Pat Doorley, 440-546-5995
Contact: Kelly Steele, 330-657-1915

Brecksville, Ohio - Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad (CVSR) has cancelled all train service between Akron Northside Station and Canton Station until further notice. The cancellation is due to early morning flash flooding that left debris on the tracks.

CVSR's service from Peninsula Depot to Akron Northside Station is not affected by the flooding and regularly scheduled service continues, Wednesdays through Sundays. Visit www.CVSR.com for schedule.

For up-to-date closures and cancellations visit www.nps.gov/cuva/flooding-in-the-park.htm or call the public closure cancellation hotline at 440-546-5960.

Please respect all park closures for the safety of visitors, resource, and park staff. Please do not drive through moving water or designated closed areas.

CVSR is a private sector, not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) volunteer supported organization operating in partnership with Cuyahoga Valley National Park and is dedicated to providing educational, recreational, and heritage railroad experience to and within Cuyahoga Valley National Park and the Ohio & Erie Canalway and the industrial corridor between Akron and Canton. CVSR is celebrating its 39th year of excursion rail service.

CVNP encompasses 33,000 acres along the Cuyahoga River between Cleveland and Akron, Ohio. Managed by the National Park Service, CVNP combines cultural, historical, recreational, and natural activities in one setting. For more information visit www.nps.gov/cuva or www.dayinthevalley.com or call 330-657-2752 or 800-257-9477.

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Did You Know?

Image courtesy of Cleveland Museum of Natural History

American Indians in the Cuyahoga Valley were influenced by the Hopewell Culture, which created large mound complexes in central Ohio from 100 B.C. – A.D. 500? In the Cuyahoga Valley, American Indians built small mounds rather than large ceremonial centers.