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Statue of Liberty to remain closed indefinitely following Sandy

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Posted at 5:29 PM, Dec 04, 2012
and last updated 2012-12-04 17:30:01-05

New York, NY (WTVR) – One of New York City’s most recognizable landmarks is closed for the holidays, thanks to Superstorm Sandy.

The National Park Service said that waves and storm surge from the hurricane flooded 75% of the island the statue sits on, wrecking docks, even flooding the gift shop.

Workers are also being laid off until the damage is fixed, which will be sometime next year.

The National Park Service said the damage is the worst any of its facilities have ever suffered as a result of a natural disaster.