- Associated Press - Monday, July 4, 2016

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Several Connecticut state parks quickly reached capacity over the July Fourth weekend.

The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection announced Monday that a handful of parks were closed to new vehicles, including Quaddick Lake, in Thompson; Burr Pond, in Torrington; Rocky Neck, in East Lyme; and Gardiner Lake, in Salem.

Several parks were also closed on Sunday after reaching capacity.

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