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Flowerless Cherry Blossom festival could financially impact D.C.

Cherry Blossoms, Thursday, March 16, 2017 (ABC7 photo)

Frigid winter temperatures has some concerned about the damage it's doing to the Cherry Blossoms on Thursday.

And now, there are concerns about the financial impact this may have on the upcoming Cherry Blossom Festival.

Destination D.C. still anticipates the festival to be a huge success despite the lack of a full bloom.

On average, 1.5 million people fly in for the festival, according to Destination D.C. Moreover, some experts estimate the week long celebration could generate roughly $400 million in economic impact for the D.C. region.

The National Park Service (NPS) is working to determine if there will be a full bloom of the blossoms despite the freeze.


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