Ochoco road closures in effect

Published Jan 9, 2013 at 04:00AM

The Ochoco National Forest announced a temporary road and trail closure for Forest Service Road 42, Forest Service Road 4210 and sections of snowmobile trails north of Forest Service Road 42.

The closures are due to public safety concerns with logging activity in the area, according to a news release from the U.S. Forest Service, and will be in effect through the winter season.

Forest Service Road 42 and Forest Service Road 4210 will be closed weekdays because of safety concerns with trucks hauling logs on icy roads. Signs and maps will be posted, and a temporary barricade will be at the junction of Forest Service Road 22 and Forest Service Road 42, the release said.

Sections of snowmobile trails north of Forest Service Road 42 will be closed seven days a week. Maps and signs will be posted on the Ochoco National Forest website, at Walton Lake Sno-park and at the Ochoco National Forest supervisors office. Other snowmobile trails in the Ochoco National Forest are still open and may be accessed from the Walton Lake Sno-park, according to the news release.

Contact: 541-416-6500 or www.fs.usda.gov/ centraloregon.

— From staff reports

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