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Mustang Island State Park aims to reopen for first time since Hurricane Harvey, on March 1st

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The damage from Hurricane Harvey continues to affect the Coastal Bend and as Spring Break nears, Mustang Island State Park is gearing up, to re-open for the first time since the Hurricane.

Eric Erlich, with TPWD said "We've had a lot of people on Facebook wondering when we're going to be open, especially our spring breakers."

Erlich says Mustang Island State Park has been through a lot since Hurricane Harvey and the damage to the park continued with the rough winter, causing more delays and debris. 

"We did suffer quite a bit of damage. It took us roughly 2 weeks to come back to work after the storm. We didn't have water or electricity." Erlich added.

And that's where TXDOT comes in.

Rickey Dailey, PIO for the Corpus Christi District of TXDOT said "After the hurricane we received what are called 'State of Texas Assistance Requests' all up an down the Coast."

Including Mustang Island State Park. Now, TXDOT has crews working around the clock to help get the State Park back open to meet that Spring Break deadline.. 

The park is expected to re-open March 1st for day users only. It will not be open to camping.

For more information on the park, go to their websites: https://www.facebook.com/MustangIslandSP/ or https://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/mustang-island

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