Andrew Goff / @ 6:08 p.m. / Traffic

Highway 96 Closed North of Orleans Due to Fire-Caused Rockfall

US Forest Service press release: 

A stretch of State Highway 96 will be temporarily closed north of Orleans effective at 5 p.m. Friday, August 4 due to rockfall on the road from the Ukonom Fire. The closure will be between Carter Creek on the south and Dillon Creek on the north.

Rocks dislodged by the fire are rolling down on to the road, creating a hazardous situation for motorists. Fire managers are working to remove the rocks as quickly as possible but the closure may be for several hours.

For more information, contact the Ukonom Fire information office at 619-359-3415.



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