Winter schedule set for Hurricane Ridge 2008 - 2009

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To improve public safety, all vehicles will be required to carry chains when traveling above the Heart O' the Hills entrance station on Hurricane Ridge Road between Nov. 21 and May 1, 2009.

This requirement applies to all vehicles (including 4-wheel drive), regardless of tire type, and applies to all road and weather conditions.

Additional requirements, such as traction tires or chains on vehicles, also may be enacted when conditions warrant. Drivers must comply with posted traction requirements.

Hurricane Ridge Road

Barring heavy snows or winter storms, Hurricane Ridge Road is scheduled to be open 9 a.m. to dusk, Friday through Sunday, Nov. 21 through March 29, 2009. The road will be closed Monday through Thursday during the winter season, except for Monday holidays and an extended period during the Christmas-New Year's holiday.

During the holiday period, the road is scheduled to be open daily from Friday, Dec. 19 through Sunday, Jan. 4, 2009, except for Thursday, Dec. 25.

Recorded information about Hurricane Ridge Road and weather conditions is available 24 hours a day at 565-3131 or 530 AM in Port Angeles.

Olympic National Park Visitor Center

The Olympic National Park Visitor Center, at the base of Hurricane Ridge Road, is open daily throughout the winter from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. The Visitor Center will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 27 (Thanksgiving Day) and Thursday, Dec. 25 (Christmas Day).

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