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Maine temporarily closes campgrounds near Atlantic coast

(Sept. 3, 2010) -- Acadia National Park is closing most of Ocean Drive where visitors gathered last year to watch the pounding waves, as well as the entire Schoodic Point Loop Road. In addition, the park will shutdown three campgrounds on Mount Desert and Isle au Haut, WGME-TV reported.

BAR HARBOR, Maine — Maine’s Acadia National Park is taking steps today to avoid a repeat of an accident last year’s that claimed the life of a 7-year-old girl when a powerful wave churned up by Hurricane Bill came ashore, WGME-TV reported.

Acadia is closing most of Ocean Drive where visitors gathered last year to watch the pounding waves, as well as the entire Schoodic Point Loop Road. In addition, the park will shutdown three campgrounds on Mount Desert and Isle au Haut.

Although the hurricane is losing strength, Acadia is in an area under a tropical storm warning. Earl is expected to hit overnight before exiting late Saturday morning.

To read the full report at WGME-TV, click here.

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