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Forest service issues storm damage notice

The Forest Service has issued a notice of storm damage across the Superior National Forest. A strong wind and rain event occurred Tuesday, Sept. 5 impacting roads and recreation areas.

The storm damage tracked from Hoyt Lakes northeast across Highway 1 just to the north of Isabella. Forest Service crews are clearing roads, trails, and recreation sites over the next couple of days. Please be very cautious and patient in this area, as trees may be partially or completely blocking roads and trails.

Superior National Forest roads that are currently affected and impassible as of Thursday include:

• Moose Line FSR 130

• Deep Lake Road FSR 1491

• FSR 113

• Bandana Lake Road FSR 383

• Dunka Lake Road FSR 112

• Pitcha Lake Road FSR 110

The Forest Service will additionally have remote sensing data as well as a Beaver flight in the coming days to help assess the worst of the damage. Please note that the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness was nominally affected.

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