Soft road beds cause closures

By Ben Olson
Reader Staff

Spring breakup season is upon us. The following roads have been temporarily closed by the Sandpoint Ranger District due to soft road beds: Grouse Creek Road, Forest Service Road (FSR) #280, Sand Ridge Road, FSR #2656, Butler Creek Road, FSR #230, and the Little Blacktail Roads, FSR #630, FSR #630A, FSR #630B, and FSR #630C  in Bonner County.  The Bonners Ferry Ranger District is closing all of Myrtle Creek Road, FSR #633, Snow Creek Road, FSR #402 from FSR #402a to FSR #2190 Kootenai Ridge Road, all of Kootenai Ridge Road FSR #2190 and all of Placer Creek Connection Road, FSR #2541, in Boundary County.  The Priest Lake Ranger District is closing Quartz Mountain Road, FSR #1314, and Guinn Creek Road, FSR #1335, in Bonner County.

“We recognize that these closures are an inconvenience to the public,” said Heather Degeest, acting deputy forest supervisor.  “The closure orders will be rescinded as soon as conditions improve.”

For additional information, or to report new road damage, please contact your local ranger station.

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