Sununu orders New Hampshire ski area to close

Published: Mar. 18, 2020 at 9:00 AM EDT
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New Hampshire's governor ordered Cannon Mountain to close on Wednesday, citing concerns about the coronavirus.

Cannon was trying to remain open with sharp restrictions, like closing a lodge and shops, and only selling tickets outside.

The mountain said it was trying to follow guidelines from Gov. Chris Sununu and the CDC.

But on Wednesday afternoon, Sununu, R-New Hampshire, ordered the business to close by the end of the day, saying in a statement, "It has become clear today that large amounts of public congregation is occurring at Cannon Mountain. With the weekend quickly approaching, I have instructed Cannon management to cease operations by end of business today."

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