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One of the newly unveiled cabins (Cabin 2) at Pleasant Hill Lake Park was damaged in Wednesday evening's storms.

PERRYSVILLE -- Pleasant Hill Lake Park staff was busy Thursday morning clearing the damage from Wednesday evening storms, which brought down trees and power lines and even damaged one of its newly unveiled cabins. 

On Wednesday afternoon, the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District had celebrated the opening of 10 new vacation log cabins in Pleasant Hill Lake Park. The long-anticipated cabins were completed in January and intended to open in April, but delayed until this week due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

By Thursday morning, one of the cabins would already need repairs. The railing and roof of Cabin 2 were damaged by fallen trees, according to Pleasant Hill Lake Park’s Louis Andres. 

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The railing and roof were damaged at one of Pleasant Hill Lake Park's newest cabins during Wednesday evening storms.

They were rented out for this weekend, so we’ll have some structural engineers come in to assess the damage, and we will work something out with our customers if needed,” he said. 

At 11 a.m. Thursday morning, there was considerable work to be done. 

“They’re still assessing the impact, there’s a lot of trees down. Things were blown away. Awnings torn off campers, typical wind damage,” Andres said. “But thankfully nobody was hurt. Nothing we can’t fix.” 

He assured the park staff was working to get power back on and roadways open. Park staff began clearing trees last night, and work resumed early this morning. 

The phone system is also currently down. Updates will be posted to the park’s  Facebook page.

According to an update posted this morning, the park will be closed until further update due to the power lines that are down. 

To read more about the newly unveiled log cabins, click here.

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