Williams River Road Closure Lifted

Marlinton, WV – The Monongahela National Forest Service has announced that the temporary closure on Williams River Road has been lifted until further notice. The recent closure was due to potholes, including a large sinkhole, in the road surface of the road within the Monongahela National Forest, on the section between Tea Creek Campground and Dyer.

Preliminary repairs have included cutting out the potholes and filling them with gravel. While the road is now open to vehicle traffic, completion of road repairs, including treating the sinkhole and potholes with concrete, has been delayed due to the unusually wet and cool weather. Repairs will resume when the weather clears and warms, at which time the road will be closed again for a short period.

Every effort is being made to have the road completely repaired as soon as possible. In the interim, the Forest would like to provide the public with continued vehicle access to the Williams River during the spring fishing season. The Forest Service asks you to please continue to use caution and consider safety first when travelling on this and other Forest roads.

If you have questions, or would like more information, please see the Forest website at www.fs.usda.gov/mnf or contact the following:

Forest Contact: Jon Morgan, 304-636-1800 ext 293
Gauley Ranger District: 304-846-2122
Marlinton Ranger District: 304-799-4334

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