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For Release: Friday, April 12, 2019

DEC Closes Trails and Roads Due to Spring Thaw

Seasonal Access Roads and Associated Gates on DEC Lands to be Closed Immediately

Effective immediately, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Region 6 is closing all mud gates to trails and seasonal access roads on Forest Preserve, State Forest, and Conservation Easement lands due to spring thaw and muddy conditions. Motor vehicle use during the spring mud season will damage roads and result in road opening delays. DEC will reopen the roads once any necessary maintenance is completed and the roads become dry enough to safely handle motor vehicle traffic. Region 6 is comprised of Jefferson, Lewis, St. Lawrence, Herkimer, and Oneida counties.

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