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Salmo-Priest access restored

Wed., July 1, 2009, 9:30 a.m.

Forest Service clears rock slide

The main access to Salmon-Priest Wilderness trailheads was opened for vehicle traffic last week as Colville National Forest crews cleared a major rock slide.

Colville National Forest Road 2220, the route to Salmo Mountain Lookout and Gypsy Meadows northeast of Sullivan Lake, had been blocked for several weeks by a huge boulder, leaving the passage only for cyclists and ATVs.

A forest spokeswoman said Wednesday that all major vehicle routes on the forest are open.

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