Boise, Idaho - The Clear Creek Road [National Forest System (NFS) road 582] has been reopened after winter conditions have forced salvage timber operations to halt until the spring.
The public safety closure was put in place while logging trucks removed additional hazard trees from within the 2016 Pioneer Fire area.
“Its great news for snowmobilers,” said John Kidd, Lowman District Ranger. “Clear Creek is a popular snowmobile route and with the recent snowfall, conditions should be great.”
Forest visitors should be aware that while the route is open it will not be groomed and as soon as conditions improve the road will once again be closed as salvage operations resume.
Before venturing into a burned area, look for posted warning signs or current closure orders. Be aware of your surroundings as burned areas pose a higher risk to forest visitors. This is the second winter post fire and standing dead trees will continue to fall from increased snow loads. Let someone know where you are going in case of emergency.
For all Boise National Forest closures visit: https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/boise/alerts-notices and checkout the new Boise National Forest interactive closure story map: https://usfs.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapSeries/index.html?appid=1b9f2d8115374ad3a943d95decd3835d.