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Rockingham County: Forest Service to close portion of Skidmore Fork Road

Crystal Graham
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The USDA Forest Service will temporarily close a section of Skidmore Fork Road in Rockingham County this month.

Skidmore Fork Road will be closed to motor vehicles at the intersection of Skidmore Fork Road and Railroad Hollow, which is approximately one mile from the intersection of Railroad Hollow and Highway 33, Rawley Pike.

According to the U.S. Forest Service, the road will re-open in early November.

The road closure is to replace an existing culvert with a new culvert designed to be less impactful on aquatic wildlife.

Access to Switzer Lake and the access road to the dam will remain open.

“Thank you for your patience as we work to improve road conditions and aquatic habitat on this road and tributary of Switzer Lake,” said North River Ranger District Deputy District Ranger Gregg Slezak.

For more information, visit www.fs.usda.gov/gwj

Crystal Graham

Crystal Graham

Crystal Abbe Graham is the regional editor of Augusta Free Press. A 1999 graduate of Virginia Tech, she has worked for nearly 25 years as a reporter and editor for several Virginia publications, written a book, and garnered more than a dozen Virginia Press Association awards for writing and graphic design. She was the co-host of "Viewpoints," a weekly TV news show, and co-host of Virginia Tonight, a nightly TV news show. Her work on "Virginia Tonight" earned her a national Telly award for excellence in television.