- Associated Press - Friday, July 29, 2016

NEW HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut’s environmental protection commissioner is banning alcohol at two additional state attractions.

Robert Klee announced Friday the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection barred the possession and consumption of alcohol at Nepaug State Forest and Satan’s Kingdom Recreation Area to address public safety issues. Both are located primarily in New Hartford.

Klee previously issued a 90-day ban, starting July 1, at Burr Pond State Park in Torrington to address problems with public drinking.

These latest bans will run through Oct. 26 at Nepaug State Forest and Satan’s Kingdom, a popular site for tubing and kayaking on the Farmington River. Klee says there have been numerous incidents of unruly behavior by large groups consuming alcohol.

DEEP recently closed interior forest roads at Nepaug State Forest to motor vehicles following some crashes.



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