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Adirondack Explorer

November, 2019

DEC backcountry advisory still in effect

The state Department of Environmental Conservation announced Tuesday that there is still a backcountry advisory as the DEC continues to asses damages from the recent Halloween storm. The storm caused widespread flooding and wind damage in the Adirondacks. The storm washed out many local and state roads and bridges. In addition, backcountry trails throughout the Adirondacks have infrastructure damage, including washed out bridges and downed trees, creating unsafe hiking conditions. States of emergency were declared in a dozen counties statewide, including Essex, Hamilton, Herkimer, Saranac and Warren counties. The public is encouraged to contact local agencies and DEC before they >>More




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