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Landslide temporarily closes Forest Service Road in the Ouachita National Forest

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HOT SPRINGS, Ark. – April 18, 2022 – Ouachita National Forest officials have temporarily closed Forest Service Road 19, located near Booneville, Ark., in Scott County today because recent inclement weather caused a landslide.

The landslide is located 2.5 miles north of Forest Road 178 and Forest Road 19 junction. The closure is located approximately 3.7 miles from Knopper’s Ford Recreation Area.

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“We are closing the road for public safety,” said Poteau-Cold Springs District Ranger James Johnson. “We are assessing the situation and will open the road when it is deemed safe to do so. The public will have to find an alternate route until the road is repaired.”

For more information, call the Poteau-Cold Spring Ranger District’s office at (479) 675-4743.

Photo showing the landslide above FS Road 19 which caused the road to be closed for safety reasons.
Photo showing the landslide above FS Road 19 which caused the road to be closed for safety reasons.

 

Photo showing the landslide above FS Road 19 which caused the road to be closed for safety reasons.
Photo showing the landslide above FS Road 19 which caused the road to be closed for safety reasons.

 

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