Storm damage at Radnor Lake
Radnor Lake has storm impacts this morning like much of the area, thankfully without any injuries from overnight efforts.
East Parking Area: We are without power on the east side of Otter Creek Road from Fanklin Road. Otter Creek Road is currently impassable from east side due to NES Crews working to restore power w/powerlines down from multiple trees down.
West Parking Area is open, but has several trees blocking overflow parking up the hill and the entrane into west lot is impassable. Park visitors should expect temporary closures and/or to be unable to walk/jog/bike on Otter Creek Road periodically throughout the day while rangers safely remove danger trees w/chainsaws and equipment.
Park visitors are asked to stay clear of rangers and NES Crews running chainsaws and equipment while visiting so we can efficiently/safely conduct clean up today so we can get back to normal park operations.
All of our birds of prey at the Barbara J. Mapp Aviary Center are safe and/or no damage at that facility other than we have no power at this time. Rangers Brandon Jarratt and Will Brazill will be setting up generators at that facility later this am.
Last, Ranger Will Brazill reported this am via his spotting scope on Otter Creek Road the eagle nest is in tact and has seen two adults with one eaglet so far this am.
Thank you in advance for your patience and for helping our park staff safely clean up from our storm damage from overnight by staying away/out of closed areas. All trails will be assessed later this morning and an update later today on the Radnor Lake Newsfeed will be posted on the status of clean up efforts.