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Road closures lifted on Pomeroy Ranger District


PENDLETON, Ore. (April 27, 2022) — Following assessment of road conditions and removal of hazard trees along Forest Service Roads 44, 41 and 4206, Forest officials have lifted all road closures on the Pomeroy Ranger District from the 2021 wildfires.
While the road closures have been lifted, portions of the roads are still not be accessible due to snow. Forest conditions are dynamic this time of year and the public is encouraged to plan ahead and contact their local ranger district prior to starting their trip.
Forest visitors should also be cautious when entering any a burned area and be aware of increased hazards, particularly snags (which are recently burned or dead trees). Dead or dying trees that remain standing after a fire are unstable, especially in high winds. Loose rocks and logs can be present in a burned area and are unpredictable, creating a falling a hazard. The ground in a burned area can also be unstable, due to burned-out roots beneath the soil. After soils and vegetation have been charred, rainfall that would normally be absorbed could run off extremely quickly.
Information about the Umatilla National Forest’s 2021 fire season, post-fire recovery and long-term restoration is available on an interactive story map, which can be viewed here: The story map provides a summary of the 2021 wildfire season, photos and maps of treatments that aided in firefighting efforts, and updates on restoration activities moving forward.
Additional information about the Umatilla National Forest is available at:

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