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Parks Damaged By Storms, Heat Slows Cleanup

Crews with Louisville Metro Parks will spend the next two weeks cleaning up damage from last night's severe storms.Chicasaw and Shawnee parks as well the parkways and Flaget Center saw the most damage. Crews spent much of today finding and moving fallen trees and hanging limbs that posed dangers to park visitors. Metro Parks spokeswoman Margaret Brosko says the work will continue tomorrow, explaining that work crews "locate the most severe damage first—anything that could potentially cause some problems down the line. They'll identify those situations, take care of those, and then they'll go around and get the other tree limbs that have fallen."Brosko says the department's arborists will review the damage and make any necessary adjustments to the plans for planting new trees in the parks.

Gabe Bullard is the director of news and editorial strategy.