UPDATED: Storms Damage Great Divide and Washburn Ranger Districts
From: Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest
The Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest continues to make progress on re-opening roads and trails that were impacted by the storm.
U.S. Forest Service personnel have assessed more than 1,000 miles of Forest Service roads and more than 100 miles of trail. Nearly 100 obstructions have been identified on Forest roads and trails within the impacted area. These include damaged bridges, culverts, washouts and other impacts.
The area closure has been lifted and the Forest has issued a new closure order that lists roads, trails and developed recreation areas that are closed due to the storm damage. There are numerous roads and bridges that remain impassable due to washouts and damages sustained.
Please note that closure devices may not be in place indicating the road is impassable.
The potential for additional rainfall and wind may cause further damage to Forest Service roads, bridges, trails and recreation areas. Drivers are advised to practice defensive driving techniques, reduce your speed, drive with your lights on and watch out for washed-out culverts, bridges and roads. In addition, Forest personnel are using heavy equipment to make repairs to the roadways hauling gravel and grading roads.
Editor’s Note: Please note that the area closures are federal decisions and that being in prohibition areas could carry steep penalties.
From the closure order: Violation of these prohibitions is punishable by a fine of not more than $5,000 for an individual or $10,000 for an organization, imprisonment for not more than 6 months, or both.
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