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Superior National Forest lifts temporary road closure

Dec 12, 2017 03:25PM ● By Editor
Superior National Forest lifted the temporary closure of a 12-mile section of The Grade Road (Forest Road 170) in the Tofte Ranger District between the Sawbill Trail and Wanless in Lake and Cook counties Monday, Dec. 11.

Forest managers closed this and some other sections of forest roads Nov. 29 due to the thick layer of ice that created an extreme hazard for traffic.

While road conditions have improved in some areas, all motorists are urged to continue to use care when driving on forest roads and to be aware that many forest roads are not plowed.

The temporary closure is still in effect for a 5-mile portion of the Tomahawk Road (Forest Road 377) on the Kawishiwi Ranger District, from Highway 1 east to Forest Road 381 in Lake County.

A map of the closure is posted on the Superior National Forest website at

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