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Reds Meadow Valley Road Closed Due to Mudslide 10/17

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Reds Meadow Valley Road Closed Due to Mudslide 10/17

Postby maverick » Mon Oct 17, 2016 2:24 pm

Inyo NF:
The Reds Meadow Valley Road is closed due to two mudslides, one substantial, which occurred late yesterday afternoon. The area received its first significant rain after a long dry summer. Several visitors needed to be assisted out of the Reds Meadow area.
The road will remain closed while the slides and the condition of the road are assessed. Crews will also need to complete hazard tree work along the road. Some of this work was already planned along the road due to tree mortality issues. However, hazard trees near the mudslides will need to be prioritized for safety along the road corridor.
At this time, there is not an estimate for when the road will re-open. Visitors are advised to plan alternative itineraries.
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Re: Reds Meadow Valley Road Closed Due to Mudslide 10/17

Postby oldranger » Sun Oct 23, 2016 2:39 pm

NPS site indicates the road is open again.

Who can't do everything he used to and what he can do takes a hell of a lot longer!
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