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Safety Concerns Spurred By Illegal Parking In Franconia Notch

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New Hampshire officials say visitor safety is a concern at Franconia Notch State Park as more people park illegally along the shoulder of Interstate 93.

Officials say in particular, visitors have been parking outside of the designated parking lots at the Falling Waters/Old Bridle Path Trailheads and Lafayette Place at the park.

Sarah Stewart, commissioner of the New Hampshire Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, says officials are pursuing solutions that ensure the safety of visitors to the park and White Mountain National Forest. Over the next few weeks, the state will be advancing new strategies to address the issue.

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