DEC closes St. Lawrence County mud gates to trails, seasonal roads on state land due to muddy conditions
Monday, April 15, 2019 - 5:43 am

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Region 6, which includes St. Lawrence County, is closing all mud gates to trails and seasonal access roads on Forest Preserve, State Forest, and Conservation Easement lands due to spring thaw and muddy conditions.

Motor vehicle use during the spring mud season can damage roads and result in further road opening delays, according to Region 6 spokeswoman Andrea Pedrick.

DEC will reopen the roads once any necessary maintenance is completed and the roads become dry enough to safely handle motor vehicle traffic.