Heavy Rains Cause Road Damage (public Alert)
Incident: Arapaho Fire Wildfire
Recent, isolated but heavy rains on the Laramie Peak unit of the Medicine Bow National Forest have resulted in road damage in and around parts of the Arapaho Fire.
Some areas burned by the nearly 100,000-acre fire have a reduced capacity to fully absorb rain and slow down run-off produced by recent thunderstorms. This has resulted in damage to many sections of Forest roads.
Bear Creek, Cottonwood Park and Fletcher Park roads have all experienced some level of damage from the water. The damage varies from road surface being washed away to grooves and channels being carved into the road base.
Drivers should use extreme caution when driving on these roads, especially at night or when it is raining. Additional washing or road damage could occur at any time and users of Laramie Peak area roads should be on high alert.
For additional information please contact the Douglas Ranger District at 307-358-4690, visit http://fs.usda.gov/mbr or follow news on Twitter at @MBRNFsTBNB.