Hwy 96 Closed North of Orleans After Rockfall Caused by Wildfire

Press release from the US Forest Service:
road closed

A stretch of State Highway 96 will be temporarily closed north of Orleans effective at 5 p.m. Friday, August 4 due to rockfall on the road from the Ukonom Fire. The closure will be between Carter Creek on the south and Dillon Creek on the north.

Rocks dislodged by the fire are rolling down on to the road, creating a hazardous situation for motorists.

Fire managers are working to remove the rocks as quickly as possible but the closure may be for
several hours.

For more information, contact the Ukonom Fire information office at 619-359-3415.
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UPDATE: We’ve received reports that the road is now open.

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One comment

  • Wow, I didn’t realize a fire could dislodge rocks. The intense heat must pop ’em right out of there.

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