Twisp River Road has been closed near Poplar Flat Campground because water cutting across the road has created unsafe conditions, the U.S. Forest Service said Friday (May 9).

“Storms last summer damaged some of the forest roads,” said Michael Liu, Methow Valley District Ranger in a press release. “We were able to get some temporary fixes in place but now spring runoff is causing more damage. The damage from last summer’s storms wasn’t enough to qualify for Emergency Relief for Federally Owned Roads … which leaves us trying to make what repairs we can with our very limited forest road budget.”

The closure, which is about one mile east of the Poplar Flat Campground, will remain in place until repairs can be made to make the road passable.

This closure blocks vehicle access to Poplar Flat Campground, South Creek Trailhead and Campground, Scatter Creek Trailhead and the Roads End Campground and Trailhead.

Information about road and campground closures is maintained at www.fs.usda.gov/okawen.