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Opening of forest roads postponed

May 19, 2014 - From staff reports

The seasonal opening of three roads on the Wapiti Ranger District of the Shoshone National Forest will have delayed openings due to snow drifts and road conditions.

Forest Service Road 112 (Russell Creek), Forest Service Road 100 (Bald Ridge) and Forest Service Road 474 (Carter Mountain) all will remain closed until further notice.

The action ensures the public's safety and allows the snow to melt and the road conditions to improve.

Officials anticipate opening the roads in June.

For more information, call the Wapiti Ranger District office at 527-6921.

Campgrounds closed

Two campgrounds on the Wind River Ranger District of the Shoshone National Forest will remain closed during the upcoming summer months so hazard trees can be removed.

To ensure public safety, the Brooks Lake and Pinnacle campgrounds, as well as the Brooks Lake dispersed camping area, will remain closed this summer. Work will be performed within the campgrounds to remove the numerous dead and dying trees within them.

For more information, call the Wind River Ranger District office at 455-2466.

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