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(NEW YORK) — Less than a week after reopening to the public, the Statue of Liberty has been closed indefinitely.

In a statement on its website, the National Park Service says, “Due to conditions created by Hurricane Sandy, Statue of Liberty National Monument will be closed until further notice.”

Lady Liberty had reopened on Oct. 28, the landmark’s 126th anniversary, after undergoing a year-long, $30 million overhaul.

The NY Daily News reports federal inspectors will be at the statue and Ellis Island on Saturday to check for any possible damage to the infrastructure of the two historic sites.

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