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Portion of East-Side Hungry Horse Reservoir Road closed

| April 29, 2023 12:00 AM

Warming temperatures and spring snowmelt are contributing to increased water levels on rivers and lakes, and saturated soils across Flathead National Forest, especially on roads and trails.

All forest users should use caution during this time. Downed trees, blocked roads and trails, wet and muddy conditions, and fast-moving water may be encountered.

Road construction and snow plowing have caused the Forest Service to close the East-Side Hungry Horse Reservoir Road (Forest Road #38) to all motorized use from the gate just South of Abbot Bay Road (Forest Road #5301) about 5 miles south of Martin City to the gate at mile post 37.5 near Hoke Creek. This includes all vehicle and snowmobile traffic.

The road restrictions are in place for public and crew safety during snow removal, road construction and equipment hauling operations. The closure is in effect until May 15, but will be lifted sooner if conditions allow.

The Forest Service asks the public to avoid parking in front of locked gates.

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