The Cove at Concord Park forced to close after storms

Photo: Knox County Parks & Rec

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) РAfter a wave a strong storm swept through East Tennessee  Saturday night, The Cove at Concord Park was forced to close.

Park officials announced the closure of The Cove Sunday morning. They expect crews to begin clean-up work starting Tuesday, but those efforts can not begin until the utility company is able to clear any downed power lines that could pose a safety threat.

Crews stress for people not to drive, swim, kayak or boat their way to The Cove.

Knox County says there are power lines down everywhere near The Cove and hanging branches that can still fall.

The County says they still hope to hold the free concert and fishing day event at The Cove.

The rest of Concord Park will remain open to the public.

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