York County Rail Trail open but messy winter cleanup continues

The signs of Spring are all around. Flowers are blooming, and the weather is getting warmer.

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It is the perfect time to head to the York County Rail Trail. The 22- mile portion of the trail that runs through York County is now open. The trail was closed in February because of the harsh winter. Workers spent months cleaning up and they are still working to restore the trail. “We pretty much focused all of our resources on the Rail Trail since it is our busiest park. It’s definitely taken double what it would normally take, this year,” said Michael Fobes, York County Parks, Manager of Natural Resources.

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All of the dangerous fallen trees and branches have been removed. As bikers and walkers hit the trail on Thursday they went around workers, as they cut down dead branches hanging down. Another crew followed closely behind grinding up the fallen branches.

“We do ask that you have a little caution around our workers. They are out there trying to clean up and make it better in the long run. We ask people to sort of put up with the inconvenience,” said Fobes.

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Cleanup work is expected to be finished sometime next week.