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Adirondack Explorer

May, 2011

Forest Preserve road closures

Because of damage caused by flooding, the roads in the Moose River Plains will not be open for Memorial Day weekend, according to the state Department of Environmental Conservation. DEC spokesman David Winchell said work crews have not yet repaired washouts created by snowmelt and spring rains. He expects the roads will be fixed sometime in June. “The intent is to have the open as soon as we can,” he said. Last year, DEC touched off a controversy when it proposed to keep the Moose River Plains roads closed all year to save money. DEC relented after local governments agreed >>More