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      State park partially reopens after winter storm, cleanup continues

      Part of Cheaha State Park is now open. The park was forced to shut down for more than a week following the February 11th winter storm. It knocked out power and caused trees to fall.

      On Friday, business resumed at the hotel, restaurant, store and lower campground. That's after power boxes were replaced. Half of the trails reopened in time for a Saturday run.

      But four of the eight trails remain closed because of debris.

      A message was posted to the state park's website saying, "other areas will open as limbs are removed and the area is safe. We urge caution when visiting Cheaha as repairs continue."

      Work is expected to possibly take a few weeks to complete. Park officials urge people to call before heading to the park. The telephone numbers at 205-488-5111 and 1-800-610-5801.

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