Niagara Falls’ Cave of the Winds closed after rockslide

Cave of the Winds, a popular Niagara Falls cave, was closed for the season this weekend – five days earlier than its set closing on Friday. It was shuttered Saturday and was damaged overnight by the rockslide. The unstable condition of the cave became unfavorable to visitors that’s why it had to be closed.
According to the Niagara Gazette, Tom Watt, general manager of the Falls Park, reported that several large rocks came down Saturday afternoon, damaging the walking path and several railings. In addition, several of the queuing gates were knocked over. Largest rock that hit the cave was estimated to be about 18 inches in diameter and weighing around 200 pounds.
After the Niagara Falls cave closed, officials confirmed that the State Parks officials are already looking into the rockslide. The Washington Post reported that the said officials periodically send scaling crews to search for loose rocks along the gorge. Also, a crew is scheduled to come on Monday to check for loose rocks and remove any that appear to be at risk of falling.
No risk for tourists is seen due to the cave closure, but crews set to close up the attraction later in the week are reminded to be very cautious.



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