U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
 
Elko Field Office
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DATE: July 15, 2005
CONTACT: Mike Brown (775) 753-0386
e-mail: mike_brown@nv.blm.gov
ELKO FIELD OFFICE: 2005-49

DAMAGED ROADS REQUIRE CAUTION

Heavy winter snows and runoff from spring rains left many roads on public lands in northeastern Nevada in hazardous condition and difficult to travel.

“As our employees are getting out into the back country for our field season work, we’re finding several roads with dangerous conditions,” said Bureau of Land
Management (BLM) Elko Field Office Engineer Norm Rockwell. “Washed out culverts are big problems this year.”

Roads with hazardous traveling conditions include:
- Tule Ranch Road (from the Lower Tule Ranch to Devils Gate)
- Midas-IL Road (from Elko County Road C724 east of Midas north to the Owyhee Desert)
- Toe Jam Road (eastward from the Midas-IL Road north of Elko County Road C724)
- Little Humboldt Road (westward from the Midas-IL Road north of Elko County Road C724)
- Ferdelford Creek Road (south of Carlin)
- Bullion-Garcia Road (in the vicinity of Robinson Mountain southwest of Jiggs)
- Coal Mine Canyon Road (northeast of Elko)

Rockwell continued, “We’d like to caution the public whenever they’re driving in the backcountry to drive carefully and be aware that they could encounter bad road
conditions or washouts at any time. Drive accordingly and be prepared. BLM is assessing road damage and will be installing warning signs and beginning repairs.”
If people are aware of road problems in the back country please call the BLM Elko Field Office, the Elko County Road Department, or the Eureka County Public Works
Office.


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