State campgrounds closed at noon due to weather threat - WFSB 3 Connecticut

State campgrounds closed at noon due to weather threat

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State campgrounds closed at noon due to weather threat. (WFSB) State campgrounds closed at noon due to weather threat. (WFSB)
MADISON, CT (WFSB) -

Campers were cutting their weekend short after governor announced that all state park campgrounds had to be closed by Sunday afternoon.

The campgrounds closed at noon on Sunday. The decision was made by Gov. Dannel Malloy on Saturday, due to the possible arrival of Post-Tropical Storm Hermine.

Many folks told Eyewitness News they were not happy about the decision to close up on Sunday.

“We could have definitely stayed here today and probably packed up and left noon tomorrow, not today,” Wolcott resident Mike Bogush said. “I think they could have done a better job of predicting this.”

The governor's office said all campers at any of these state parks "will be able to receive full refunds for the nights they will not be able to use their reservations" and "Reserve America will be directed by the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection to issue refunds to campers who had reservations for Sunday night."  

Additional refunds will be given to campers, who have reservations beyond Sunday night at Hammonasset Beach State Park and Rocky Neck State Park, which will both open later in the week, the governor's office said.

The end of camping season in Connecticut ends on Monday, expect for Hammonasset Beach State Park and Rocky Neck State Park.

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