FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 8, 2016
Mendocino Forest visitors advised of temporary closure for FS road M4
WILLOWS, Calif. – In order to provide for public and employee safety, a temporary closure has been placed on Forest Service road M4 (Paskenta-Mendocino Pass) on the Grindstone Ranger District. This closure affects approximately 2 miles of the M4 from the West of intersection with Co. 55 and east of the junction with 23N73.
A substantial landslide has made a section of the M4 road impassable blocked by rocks and debris. The closure went into effect April 8th and will remain in effect until September 30.
The closure order is formally referenced as Order Number 08-15-13. It is available online at www.fs.usda.gov/mendocino.
“The M4 road is a popular route that connects Grindstone District to Covelo District from Paskenta, CA.” said Forest Road Manager Cinthia Hidalgo-Martinez. “Safety concerns to both visitors and forest resources arise when severe weather conditions bring unexpected hazards. We want everyone to enjoy their trip to the forest, while staying safe. To help with this, visitors are asked to check Forest closures before leaving, be prepared for changing conditions, and minimize impacts to saturated roads and trails.”
With recent storms, and possibly more to come, other forest roads may be impacted. If you come across an area where the road is compromised or washed out, please report it to Forest Road Manager Cinthia Hidalgo- Martinez at 530-934-1185.
For more information, please contact the Mendocino National Forest at 530-934-3316 or visit www.fs.usda.gov/mendocino. Get the latest updates and alerts easily by following us on Twitter, @MendocinoNF.