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Two Boise National Forest roads closed due to damage

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Posted at 1:54 PM, Jun 02, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-02 15:54:43-04

Boise National Forest officials have temporarily closed segments of two roads in the Idaho City Ranger District, since spring run-off has heavily damaged the roads.

They are the National Forest System road 385 (Banner Creek) and most of NFS road 312 (Pikes Fork) to Graham.

The roads have been closed for public health and safety reasons, said Boise National Forest spokesperson Linda Steinhaus.

“The closures are in effect beginning June 1st and will remain in effect until Dec. 31st, or until rescinded by the Forest Supervisor -- whichever comes first,” Steinhaus said.

Forest Service managers and recreation specialists patrol the forest roads on a daily basis, assessing damage from warming temperatures and continued spring runoff.

“Significant road damage has occurred throughout the Boise National Forest,” Steinhaus said.

Officials remind forest visitors to be cautious this time of year when weather conditions are unpredictable, and many roads in the higher elevations may still be muddy and/or blocked by snow.
Take precautions for an overnight stay and check with the local districts for updates.

You can get updated on closure orders and find maps for specific information on the Boise National Forest alerts and notices webpage:  https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/boise/alerts-notices