- Associated Press - Sunday, March 2, 2014

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Officials say two West Tennessee parks are still recovering from this winter’s storms.

The Commercial Appeal reports (https://bit.ly/1dQVCaT ) three ice storms and a snowstorm between Jan. 19 and Feb. 11 felled thousands of trees and limbs in Fort Pillow State Historic Park, located 60 miles north of Memphis along the Mississippi River.

The park is open, but cleanup work continues. Crews using chain saws and wood-chippers spend days clearing roads and trails at the park.

Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park, located near Millington in the northwest corner of Shelby County, also sustained damage from a Feb. 4 ice storm.

Limbs and trees fell across roads and trails, though there was no significant damage to park offices or cabins.

The parks are popular with Memphis-area residents.

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Information from: The Commercial Appeal, https://www.commercialappeal.com


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