Puerto Rico's El Yunque forest partially reopens

AP News
Posted: May 17, 2014 10:47 AM

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Officials in Puerto Rico say they are reopening portions of El Yunque rain forest, a popular tourist attraction and the only tropical rain forest in the U.S. National Forest system.

The U.S. Forest Service says three areas including the visitor center, a waterfall and one trail reopened on Saturday.

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All other trails and facilities remain closed.

Officials had closed the forest following heavy rains last week that caused flooding and damaged roads and trails.