Forest Service closes Cove Hollow Road for repairs

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ST. GEORGE –  Dixie National Forest has temporarily closed Cove Hollow Road in the Pine Valley Ranger District until repairs can be made.

Map of closure area | Image courtesy of Dixie National Forest, St. George News | Click image to enlarge

Forest Service Road No. 30343 is located approximately 7 miles due south of Newcastle and 1 mile northwest of Pinto.

The closure was prompted by Dixie National Forest engineers noticing a failing structure at a stream crossing on the road. A temporary closure order was enacted to protect public safety.

The road is closed until repairs can be completed; work will start after the high-water phase of the snowpack runoff subsides.

Dixie National Forest is working with Washington County to complete needed repairs to the road.

While the closure order is in place, use or possession of any type of motor vehicle is prohibited on the road except for specified agencies such as the Forest Service, firefighting agencies and the like.

In its news release, Dixie National Forest thanked the public for its patience while repairs are made to this road, apologizing for any inconveniences this may cause.

The closure order is in effect until June 20 or when rescinded upon completion of the work. The forest hopes for a short repair time, it said in its news release.

Violators of the closure order may be prosecuted and subject to fines and/or imprisonment under federal law.

More information about the closure may be obtained at the Pine Valley Ranger District office at 345 E. Riverside Drive in St. George or by calling telephone 435-652-3100.

Information is also available at the Dixie National Forest Supervisor’s office at 1789 North Wedgewood Lane in Cedar City, or by calling that office at telephone 435-865-3700.

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1 Comment

  • Proud Rebel March 24, 2017 at 12:49 pm

    Unless we want to see this road closed permanently, I suggest that we hold the PEOPLE of the USFS, Dixie National Forest accountable. Notice that there is no human name in the article, just “The forest hopes for a short repair time, it said in its news release.
    Now I’ve never seen or heard of a forest saying anything. But I have heard of too many of these bureaucrats speaking with “forked tongue.”

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