New York DEC warns of storm related trail damages in North Country
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) backcountry advisory remains in effect for the Adirondacks as DEC continues to assess storm-related damages that could affect the safety of trails.
In addition, DEC is evaluating roads and other state facilities in the region that were damaged by flooding and other storm impacts.Many town, county, and state roads were impacted by the Oct. 31 storm.
In addition, storm damage has made some bridges impassable and washed out roads and seasonal access roads.
Many backcountry trails throughout the Adirondacks have infrastructure damage, including washed out bridges and downed trees, creating unsafe hiking conditions.
The public is encouraged to contact local agencies and DEC before they visit to verify if roads are passable and trails are safe.
Report any backcountry damage to DEC’s Region 5 office by emailing [email protected].