Major storms significantly damaged several roads on the Conasauga Ranger District this past December with numerous landslides and sinkholes along roadways. These roads will continue to be temporarily closed beyond March 4 when most seasonally closed roads would have normally reopened.
USFS crews have been working hard to remove fallen trees, clear out and replace culverts, and grade and add gravel so that some roads could reopen — making them safe for travellers and minimizing further resource damage. The cost to repair the road damage is estimated at nearly $5 million. USFS is working with FHWA to secure funding.