Elk City, Idaho – According to US Forest, travelers on the Magruder Road Corridor may experience delays or road closures over Labor Day weekend.
As of Friday morning, the Magruder Road corridor between Derby, Montana and Elk City, Idaho is open. However, the Forest Service has advised firefighters to temporarily close the Magruder Road Corridor based on the potential for increased fire activity at the Twist Creek fire, as well as severe fire weather conditions predicted for the weekend. said there is a high possibility that Public safety.
Visitors should be prepared for potential delays that may affect travel plans, require travel extensions, or prohibit travel across corridors.
A highway leaderboard has been installed at the intersection of Nez Perce Road and West Fork Highway to provide the public with up-to-date information on delays and potential closures.
Twisted Creek Fire
The Twist Creek fire started on August 23 and is located about 28 miles southeast of Elk City, Idaho. The fire was estimated to be 109 acres as of Friday morning.
The fire brigade completed protecting the structure at Horse Haven Cabin along the Magruder Corridor.
The potential closure for the Twist Creek fire is between Save Saddle and Salmon Base Camp, and the potential closure for the Cayuse fire is between Magruder Ranger Station and the Nez Perce Pass, according to the Forest Service.
For the latest information on the current status of the Magurder Road Corridor, please visit the Twist Creek Fire Inciweb page.