Zoo reopens today after inclement weather

Feb. 01, 2014 @ 11:23 AM

The North Carolina Zoo reopened Saturday morning and resumed its regular schedule after being closed to the public since Tuesday in the wake of this week’s winter storm.

The zoo, which is one of North Carolina’s most visited attractions, resumed its regular schedule starting at 9 a.m. Saturday. The zoo had been closed for four days due to frigid temperatures and icy roads leading to the Asheboro park as well as ice-covered walkways in the park considered to be unsafe for visitors. The zoo’s regular winter operating hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. For information on daily operational status, the public can call the zoo’s toll-free number at 1-800-488-0444 or visit the website at www.nczoo.org.

As of Friday afternoon, most state parks and recreation areas had reopened, but a number of parks have trails and facilities that remain closed to the public due to icy conditions. Officials with the N.C. Division of Parks and Recreation will reopen parks, recreation areas, trails and facilities at different times as conditions warrant. Current information on a park’s status can be found on that park’s web page, which can be accessed from the state parks’ website, www.ncparks.gov.