Middle Ridge Road closed 'for the foreseeable future'

Middle Ridge Road, heavily damaged and blocked in several places by a 3,400-foot-long landslide Nov. 20, will be out of service until the U.S. Forest Service can come up with a repair plan and funding for the project.

"It is closed for the foreseeable future. ... We're talking a major project," said Austin O'Brien, interim district ranger for the Forest Service in Wrangell.

Several stretches of the road are covered in mud, trees and debris, cutting off access to the Forest Service's Middle Ridge public-use cabin - "one of our most popular cabins," O'Brien said.

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