Sununu orders New Hampshire ski area to close

FRANCONIA NOTCH, N.H. (WCAX) 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."