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Hearst Castle tours still canceled, Oceano Dunes closed because of storm

Tours at Hearst Castle remained canceled today and may stay shut down Wednesday as stormy weather continues.

Tour officials at the castle have cited strong winds buffeting the hilltop destination as creating hazardous conditions.

Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Park was also closed Tuesday. The closure was because of the high surf, said Lt. Robert Tolin. The crashing waves would have made driving on the beach too dangerous, and Tolin said no one was camping at the park, anyway. He expected the park would remain shut down until the weekend, at the earliest.

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