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Road to Gulf Island Campground Cleared

September 9, 2011 by   - () Leave a Comment

Sand has been cleared from Fort Pickens Road near Pensacola, Fla., a remnant from Tropical Storm Lee.

But Gulf Islands National Seashore workers were still trying figure out why efforts to pump out standing water from one stretch of the road were failing. Every time the water was pumped out, water refilled the road, park ranger Gail Bishop told the Pensacola New Journal.

About 17 campers have remained in Fort Pickens Campground after about 50 left on Tuesday (Sept.6). They had been stranded in the park for almost three days when Tropical Storm Lee’s waves and storm surge pushed tons of soggy sand over the seashore’s main road on Saturday.

Bishop said the remaining campers are allowed to come and go as they please each day after 5 p.m., once road cleanup crews have stopped working for the day.

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