Added snow, wet spring may cause further delays in opening access to national forest

Late winter storms have covered the mountains with several new feet of snow affecting access and recreation opportunities within the Uintah-Wasatch-Cache National Forest. Forest officials advise recreationists that there may be delays in opening for the season due to flooding. Recreationists should be alert to surrounding conditions and exercise caution when recreating in favorite areas. Uintah-Wasatch-Cache National Forest officials ask motorized vehicle users to go easy on muddy roads and trails. Spokeswoman Kathy Jo Pollock says, in the spring, road surfaces become saturated with moisture and most often they will not sustain the weight of a motorized vehicle. She says driving on wet muddy roads causes resource damage.

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