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Two Flower Mound Parks Close After Severe Storms

Both parks are closed indefinitely

After multiple severe storms throughout North Texas, cleanup efforts are still underway. But two parks in Flower Mound, Texas are closed indefinitely.

According to the Flower Mound Police Department, both Murrell Park (880 Simmons Rd) and Twin Coves Park (5001 Wichita Trail) are closed until further notice. 

“Please do not park on the side of Simmons Road and Wichita Trail and make entry to the park.” police also said in the announcement. “Parking in this manner is hazardous and we have already been called to one accident in the area. We will be forced to take enforcement action...and we aren't looking to ruin your weekend, so don't ruin someone else's!”

The Dallas Off-Road Bicycle Association (DORBA) responded in the post, explaining that folks should steer clear of these areas as workers clean any debris or damage from the storms. “The volunteer trail crew has not accessed the whole trail and we have a lot of hanging trees in the canopy and flooding that will be dangerous and we do not want to pull resources from emergency services to go help when you are not allowed and should not be there,” the organization said. 

The worst of the storms hit North Texas on May 28, with hail, thunderstorms, 80mph winds and flash flooding throughout multiple counties including Collin, Dallas, Tarrant and Denton. North Texas power outages reached over 625,000 customers, with 125,000 still without power on May 31. 

Additional storms followed several days later, leading to additional damage from winds and flooding. The second round of storms delayed efforts to regain power.

So far this year, North Texas recorded 25 inches of rain — in May alone the region received 7.80 inches. 

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