Boise, Idaho, October 28, 2016- The Boise National Forest is temporarily closing roads within the Clear Creek drainage while emergency stabilization treatments are applied as a result of the Pioneer Fire. The lower end of National Forest System (NFS) Road 582 will remain open allowing Long Creek residents access to their homes.
All motorists in the Lowman area should proceed with caution since heavy traffic and large trucks will be traveling on NFS Road 582 carrying supplies needed in the Clear Creek drainage. A helicopter will be used to drop seeds and wood mulch in the headwaters of Clear Creek as part of the Burned Area Emergency Response prescribed treatments.
The temporary closure is in effect beginning Oct. 31 until aerial operations are complete or the closure order is rescinded. NFS Roads effected are: 515, 582, 582E, 582M, 502A, 552, 545, 545C, 545D, 545DA, 546 and 546F. Please refer to the order and the map for specific information at the link provided below.
Burned Area Emergency Response work is ongoing in the Pioneer Fire area and temporary closures may be put in place for public safety. Visitors should look for posted warning signs and be aware of their surroundings. For all current closures within the Boise National Forest visit: http://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/boise/alerts-notices .