Precipitation closes portion of Fort Stambaugh Loop Road

The Bureau of Land Management Lander Field Office has temporarily closed a portion of the Fort Stambaugh Loop Road (BLM Road 2324) due to recent heavy precipitation and flooding. The 5 mile closure lies along the middle portion of the Fort Stambaugh Loop Road, east of Atlantic City. Access from the north to BLM managed recreation areas, including Miner’s Delight and the Atlantic City and Big Atlantic Gulch campgrounds, is not affected. Access from the south to the Hudson-Atlantic City Road is also not affected. On the closed stretch, water is percolating up through the road base and is running and pooling on the road. The closure will continue until further notice. Roadwork will begin this summer after conditions improve. #county10 #news