NC zoo to reopen after 6 days after winter storm

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Associated Press

Posted on February 18, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Updated Tuesday, Feb 18 at 6:00 AM

ASHEBORO, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina Zoo is reopening after last week's snowstorm kept the park closed for six days.

The zoo plans to open its gates at 9 a.m. Tuesday. Officials said while roads leading to the park in Asheboro have been opened for several days, it took longer to clear and melt the ice and snow from the zoo's more than 5 miles of walkways.

The area around Asheboro saw about 6 inches of snow and sleet from the storm Wednesday.

The zoo had to close for four days in late January for another winter storm.

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