Every week, we set out to answer a question submitted by one of our readers as part of our You Ask...Patch Answers column.
On Monday, we received an email from Sharon Bickford, who wanted to know what the plan was to repair the storm-damaged pier at Salem Willows Park.
She asked: The pier at Salem Willows was wrecked again during the blizzard. What are the plans to fix it?
According to Salem Harbormaster Bill McHugh, the Salem Willows pier was well-insured and the insurance adjuster has been notified that it is currently in need of repair.
The pier is scheduled to be evaluated by McHugh and representatives of the insurance company during a low-tide tour of the structure in the coming days, he said.
"There is a plan to fix it," McHugh said. "They just want to look at it at low tide to make sure we're covering all the bases."
McHugh also pointed out that the damage seen in the photographs attached to this post wasn't only inflicted during The Blizzard of 2013 - the pier has taken a beating during other recent high-water events, including Hurricane Sandy and even this latest round of winter weather.
As of right now, no timeline has been set for repairs to the pier.
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