Northern and Yorke parks closed ahead of severe weather

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A number of national parks and reserves in South Australia will be closed on Wednesday, 28 and Thursday, 29 September for reasons of public safety.

The closures include a number of parks in the Southern Flinders and the Clare Valley.

The Bureau of Meteorology is forecasting heavy rain and strong winds, which could result in flash flooding and falling trees and branches.

Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources Director Regional Programs Grant Pelton said the ground was still waterlogged in many places from heavy rainfall across the hills two weeks ago.

"We are closing parks to ensure public safety, just as we do on days of extreme fire danger," Mr Pelton said.

"For everyone’s safety, we are asking that people respect these closures."

For the latest information on park closures, please visit http://www.environment.sa.gov.au/parks/Safety/park-closures.

Park closures are in place for:

  • Dutchmans Stern Conservation Park
  • Mount Brown Conservation Park
  • Mount Remarkable National Park
  • Spring Gully Conservation Park
  • Telowie Gorge Conservation Park

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