Contact Us

Ice Leads To Travel Warning In Forest [AUDIO]

Photo Courtesy of bittrmonk/flickr.com

The Bitterroot National Forest is advising winter recreationists and others traveling into the woods to use extreme caution while driving on Forest Service roads.  With higher than normal temperatures this winter and below average snowpack, drivers are able to access more areas than normal in January.  However, many of these areas are experiencing excessive snowmelt during the day and the resulting runoff freezes at night, creating sheets of ice that are dangerous to negotiate.  As weather warms there could be water on top of ice or as we get snow it will be snow on ice creating additional safety hazards.  At the same time, the runoff also creates a soft roadbed that is easily damaged by vehicle traffic.

For the latest backcountry weather conditions and avalanche warnings visit www.missoulaavalanche.org

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

More From News Talk KGVO

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://newstalkkgvo.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on News Talk KGVO Radio quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on News Talk KGVO Radio quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!