Driving on muddy roads can cause damage

Posted at 9:41 PM, Mar 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-26 13:42:04-04

As the weather gets warmer, lots of people might be ready to get out and enjoy Bureau of Land Management and public lands.

"They want to get out. I want to get out, but we just need to be patient and let the roads dry out--things warm up a little bit," said Mike Williamson, BLM Boise District spokesperson.

Williamson says that although it is Springtime here in the Treasure Valley, in the high country, there's still winter like conditions--both with weather and road conditions.

"But they can turn wet real quick. If not having snow drifts, they can be wet and you can actually get stuck in the roads."

He says driving on muddy roads can cause ruts and it costs money to repair them.

"It takes an effort to get a grater up there to level out those roads. If they've been rutted real bad, it's resource damage we'd much rather avoid."

So, if you're planning to head out, "take supplies, take food and water when you're adventuring down there, but just realize that conditions in the early spring--weather can change, the road conditions can change based on elevation."