Long winter and wet spring having impact on Forest Service roads

Outdoor enthusiasts may have to revise plans for camping trips to the local national forest due to inclement weather conditions and lingering snowpack. Uintah-Wasatch-Cache National Forest officials are advising recreationists that forest roads and trails are muddy and wet and still are snow-covered at higher elevations. Saturated soils are causing unstable conditions, rock slides, slumps and erosion which present a danger to visitors. Spokeswoman Kathy Jo Pollock says public health and safety are a priority for the Forest Service and this may necessitate road closures or delayed openings of campgrounds, trails and recreation areas. Visitors should use extreme caution when recreating around fast-moving streams or rivers.

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