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Forest Service warns visitors of inclement weather, closing some roads

WINCHESTER, Ky., Jan. 21, 2016 – If you’re planning a visit to the national forest this weekend, Daniel Boone National Forest officials encourage you to “Know Before You Go” concerning weather and road conditions. 

“Heavy snow and possible ice accumulation is in the forecast for late tonight through Saturday. As a result, we have temporarily closed five Forest Service roads in the Red River Gorge to promote visitor safety,” said Ranger Jon Kazmierski of the Cumberland Ranger District.
 
The Tunnel Ridge Road, Chimney Top Road, Rock Bridge Road, Indian Creek Road, and Sky Bridge Road are currently closed to motorized vehicles until further notice. As Level 3 roads, these Forest Service roads are not plowed or treated for snow or ice.

“With the potential for ice, along with predicted high winds, we are especially concerned about trees snapping and falling across the roads,” said Kazmierski. “By closing these roads, we can reduce the risk of accidents and the chance of visitors becoming stranded on forested roadways.”

All hiking trails in the gorge remain open but caution is advised.
 
The paved highways through the Red River Gorge currently remain open, but visitors are reminded that these narrow, winding roads can be treacherous during inclement weather.   

“Depending on weather and road conditions, the gravel roads in the gorge may remain closed for several weeks,” added Kazmierski. “We want the surface of these roads to be in good shape, without ruts, when visitation picks up during the spring season.”

“Visitors can still hike or ski on these roads, but please do not block the roads or the gates.”

For more information, visit the Daniel Boone National Forest website at www.fs.usda.gov/dbnf or call the Stanton office at 606-663-0576.
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Re: Forest Service warns visitors of inclement weather, closing some roads
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2016, 04:14:21 PM »

As of 2/25, the road closure notice has been updated: "All Forest Service gravel roads in the Red River Gorge remain closed due to saturated soils, slides, and poor surface conditions. However, the first one-mile section of Tunnel Ridge Road will reopen on Friday, Feb. 26, which includes the Grays Arch and Pinch-Em Tight trailhead parking lots."

http://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/dbnf/alerts-notices/?aid=32462
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Re: Forest Service warns visitors of inclement weather, closing some roads
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2016, 08:56:03 PM »

Sounds great to me.  LEt's leave it close at that point and keep all the illegal campers away from Auxier Ridge.  Maybe I'll some peace and quiet every now and then.
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