Plumas NF announces temporary road closures

Temporary road closures will be in effect from Sept. 5, 2019, through Nov. 30, 2020, for several road segments needing repair within the Plumas National Forest.

Road segments include #23N10 (Harrison Flat Road), #25N22 (West Branch Soda Creek), #25N22A (Soda Spur), and #26N22 (Redhill-Almanor). The closures will be in place 24-hours a day.

In addition to a landslide on Harrison Flat Road, numerous stream crossings on all the routes were washed out during the winter storms of 2016 and are in need of restoration to stabilize road surfaces and stream banks.

The majority of these roads are currently impassable and conditions continue to worsen.  Road damage across the PNF from the 2016 storms was extensive; these routes represent some of the last repairs needed as forest road crews have fixed most of the damage.

For alternate route information, call the Beckwourth Ranger District (Harrison Flat) at 836-2575 or the Mt. Hough Ranger District (Soda and Redhill-Almanor) at 283-0555.

Exemptions from Forest Order No. 05-11-00-19-03 include federal, state and local officers and  members of organized rescue or firefighting forces in performance of official duty, landowners in the area — to the extent necessary to access their land — and those with specific permits allowing them use of the roads.

To see the Forest Order, including maps, visit local Forest Service offices or the web at www.fs.usda.gov/plumas.