ASHEBORO — After four days of closure due to tree damage from the recent ice storm, the North Carolina Zoo will reopen to the public on Tuesday, March 11.
Fallen trees blocked both visitor walkways and service roads inside the zoo following the freezing rain and sleet that coated the Piedmont on Friday. Zoo horticulture and visitor services staffs have worked since to clear the debris.
Visitors who come to the park over the next couple of days are warned to watch for tree limbs that remain near sidewalks in some exhibit areas.
The storm caused no problems with animals although some containment fences were threatened. The ice also did not damage any exhibits or zoo buildings.
The zoo will resume normal winter operating hours of 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday.