Public Advised of Saturated Road Beds

MISSOULA – Spring is here and we are all eager to get out into our National Forests. Before you go, please be aware of road conditions and the increased potential to do harm to forest roads or get stuck.

Every year, most damage to unpaved roads occurs in the fall and spring when rains and snow-melt saturate soils, leaving road surfaces soft. When vehicles drive on these soft roads, they create wheel tracks and ruts which can hold and channel water and lead to erosion and sometimes road failure.

According to Chris Partyka, Lolo National Forest (LNF) Environmental Coordinator, the forest can exp...


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