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Kettletown State Park to reopen for Memorial Day weekend

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Kettletown State Park remained closed on Tuesday after last week's storms (WFSB) Kettletown State Park remained closed on Tuesday after last week's storms (WFSB)
SOUTHBURY, CT (WFSB) -

Cleanup continues across Connecticut from last week's storm.

Several state parks remained closed as a result.

Kettletown State Park remained closed on Wednesday, but crews continued their clean-up efforts. 

CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection said Kettletown State Park will reopen at noon on Friday, just in time for Memorial Day Weekend. 

Parts of Kettletown State Park will remain closed to the public, but the campgrounds will be open.

The wood chippers were still humming, the utility crews were still up working on the lines and the trees and debris kept stacking up.

 “I’ve been looking at all the damage and taking a look at all the towns around where I live,” said Kerry Uber of Naugatuck.

Uber and her daughter were out and about taking a look at the damage and ended up in Southbury right outside Kettletown State Park.

“The roads around here are terrible. Trees, branches, wires, it's really to believe that it happened. I've never seen it this bad,” said Uber.

The park was closed as crews cleaned up all the downed trees and limbs. One picnic area was left in shambles.

Squantz Pond State Park in New Fairfield reopened on Monday.

Sleeping Giant in Hamden and Wharton Brook in North Haven will remain closed at least through the holiday weekend, according to the DEEP.

There is no timeline set on when these parks will reopen. 

“Mother Nature had something wrong with her last week," said Uber.

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