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Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad Cancels Weekend Excursions

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Date: March 4, 2011
Contact: Mary Pat Doorley, 440-546-5995

Brecksville, Ohio – Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad has cancelled all of their excursions for Saturday, March 5 and Sunday, March 6, 2011. For more information on CVSR and their schedule please visit www.cvsr.com.

The National Park Service will maintain the closure of the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail from Lock 39 Trailhead in Independence to Canal Visitor Center and from Boston Store Visitor Center to Botzum Trailhead in Akron. Please respect all park closures for the safety of visitors, resources, and park staff.

The Towpath Trail is open from Canal Visitor Center to Boston Store Visitor Center. The reroute of the Towpath Trail at Tinker’s Creek, due to previous construction, is still in effect.

Hunt Farm Visitor Information Center and Peninsula Depot Visitor Center will be closed.

The weather forecast anticipates additional heavy rain which will cause flooding in areas in the park. For up-to-date closures and cancellations visit www.nps.gov/cuva/flooding-in-the-park.htm or call 440-546-5960.

Please do not drive through moving water or designated closed areas. Flood waters from the Cuyahoga River can contain elevated levels of bacteria, pathogens, sewage, chemicals, pesticides, and other toxins. Risks may include exposure to salmonella, E. coli, and tetanus. Prime growing conditions for allergens and molds may also be present. Never enter closed areas, do not permit your dog to walk in the leftover mud, hose off your boots, and wash all exposed skin immediately with antibacterial soap and water. 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?

Historic photo of canal boats along the Ohio & Erie Canal.

The Ohio & Erie Canal, which runs through Cuyahoga Valley National Park, was a 308-mile waterway connecting Lake Erie to the Ohio River. This transportation route, which influenced local and national prosperity, was dug entirely by hand by mostly German and Irish immigrants.