By Mindy Gould on Friday, May 26th, 2023 in Eastern/Southeast Oregon News More Top Stories
John Day, Prairie City and Hines (Released from the U.S. Forest Service)-Ahead of the Memorial Day weekend, Malheur National Forest Officials want the public to use caution while traveling and recreating on the forest not just this weekend but every day. Sudden changes in weather can cause unpredictable road conditions, creating hazardous travel.
Currently spring breakup and snow runoff events have created plugged culverts, washed out roads and down trees across the forest. One location that has been affected by these conditions is a culvert failure at the West Fork Pine Creek crossing on the Emigrant Creek Ranger District, causing Forest Road 2850 to be closed from the 2850 road and 994 junctions to the 2800 road and 189 junctions.
For more information about the Malheur National Forest, visit http://www.fs.usda.gov/malheur or call our offices at:
• Blue Mountain Ranger District/Supervisor’s Office: (541) 575-3000
• Emigrant Creek Ranger District: (541) 573-4300
• Prairie City Ranger District: (541) 820-3800