Continuous rains cause closure of bird refuge road

Continuous rains have caused the closure of a popular auto tour route at the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge. Kathy Stopher, visitor services manager of the refuge managed by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says too much rain has created dangerous conditions and if two cars had to pass it could be hazardous. Stopher says the closure comes at a busy time of year because the spring migration is underway and birders have been flocking to the refuge to see the new species. She says the auto tour route will reopen as soon as officials believe it is safe for travel.

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