Weather causes park and marinas to close in Greensboro

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GREENSBORO, N.C. – Officials in Greensboro are taking a proactive approach to keeping people safe in response to the weather.

For the past week, the Triad has seen rain that's saturated the ground, flooded roads and caused trees to fall.

With a significant amount of rain expected for the next several days, combined with the predicted high winds, a popular park and marinas are closing.

On Friday morning, a tree fell down on Old Battleground Road at the Guilford Courthouse National Military Park.

Park rangers are patrolling the park grounds to make sure people are obeying the signs that state the park is closed. It will stay closed until further notice.

Greensboro city officials said as of 4 p.m. on Friday, they were choosing to close marinas -- Lake Brandt, Lake Higgins and Lake Townsend.

Officials said too much wind and rain is not good for boating. The marinas will remain closed on Saturday.